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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS. For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in Devon, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page. For more advice on how to stay healthy and active, visit NHS Devon. Or for guidance on keeping safe and new police powers, visit Devon and Cornwall Police’s coronavirus page.

Latest Update: Colleges, schools and childcare settings during the national lockdown

8 April 2021

Free holiday time activities and meals for children aged 0 to 18

Children and young people are being invited to attend holiday-time activities, with free healthy meals, over the Easter break.

6 April 2021

Vaccines for parent carers of clinically vulnerable children

If you are a parent carer of a clinically extremely vulnerable child or young person in Devon, you may be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.

29 March 2021

Important changes to the Disabled Children’s Service Direct Payments policy

As Government restrictions ease, the flexibilities to the Direct Payment policy will end at midnight on Sunday 18th April 2021.

11 February 2021

A message from our new Chief Officer for Children’s Services

Melissa Caslake is delighted to have joined Devon County Council and has shared the following update for Children’s Services staff and partners.

19 January 2021

Chief Officer for Children’s Services Update

Devon’s new Chief Officer for Children’s Services, Melissa Caslake, will start with the County Council on 1 February 2021.

15 January 2021

New YouTube channel for pre-school children

With TailfeatherTV, children can explore and engage with fun topics through dance, singing, signing, learning, and playing.

29 March 2021

Meeting with Devon Youth Parliament

Members of Devon’s Youth Parliament met with with key managers and leaders within the DCFP to discuss the results of the Make Your Mark survey and put forward the views of young people on a number of priority topics.

24 March 2021

A look back at the school year

Schools have done a tremendous job in building confidence and welcoming pupils back, and we have had some great responses from pupils, parents, headteachers and their staff. 

5 March 2021

Returning to school and college on 8 March

What you need to know for the return to school and college next week.

6 April 2021

Vaccines for parent carers of clinically vulnerable children

If you are a parent carer of a clinically extremely vulnerable child or young person in Devon, you may be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.

24 March 2021

Impact of coronavirus on speech and language development

The team have been working hard during the last year to raise awareness among about the importance of speech and language.

24 March 2021

Combating hardship and holiday hunger

We’ve worked closely with our partners to make sure vulnerable families in Devon worst affected by the financial impacts of the pandemic are supported.

18 March 2021

Child Exploitation Awareness day

Child exploitation encompasses sexual and criminal exploitation, trafficking, modern slavery and other forms of adolescent vulnerability.

10 March 2021

Twilight Information Sessions for parents and carers

Parents and Carers in South Devon are being invited to join three, free online sessions to enable them to enhance their support of young people through challenging times.

4 March 2021

Together for Childhood safeguarding workshop

A week of engaging bite-size sessions for professionals working in safeguarding children and adults is taking place from 22 to 26 March.

6 April 2021

Vaccines for parent carers of clinically vulnerable children

If you are a parent carer of a clinically extremely vulnerable child or young person in Devon, you may be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.

29 March 2021

Important changes to the Disabled Children’s Service Direct Payments policy

As Government restrictions ease, the flexibilities to the Direct Payment policy will end at midnight on Sunday 18th April 2021.

24 March 2021

Impact of coronavirus on speech and language development

The team have been working hard during the last year to raise awareness among about the importance of speech and language.


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