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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

11 June 2021

Devon Young Carers launch awareness-raising videos

To mark carers week 2021, Devon Young Carers have launched two new awareness-raising videos. 

26 May 2021

We would like to hear your experiences of receiving equipment for children and young people with SEND

We’re hosting an engagement session on Zoom on Tuesday 22 June, and we’d love for you to join and give your feedback.

25 May 2021

SEND Parent Carer Roadshow Survey

We shared our proposals and options with you during the last week’s roadshows and would like your feedback on them.

21 April 2021

Let’s Get Chatting campaign launches across Devon

A new campaign focusing on the importance of speech, language and communication in children from antenatal to five years old has launched this week.

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.

25 May 2021

Drive to combat children’s holiday hunger in Devon gets £250,000 boost

Almost 17,000 food vouchers worth over a quarter of a million pounds are being distributed this half-term.

29 March 2021

Meeting with Devon Youth Parliament

Members of Devon’s Youth Parliament met 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. 

25 May 2021

Holiday activities and food programme across Devon

If your organisation would like help us to deliver this programme in your area, or you know of an organisation or individual who may like to get involved, please get in touch.

25 May 2021

Drive to combat children’s holiday hunger in Devon gets £250,000 boost

Almost 17,000 food vouchers worth over a quarter of a million pounds are being distributed this half-term.

13 May 2021

Free online course exploring the links between mental health and communication

‘Mind Your Words’ aims to improve understanding of children and young people who have both mental health needs (or social emotional and mental health needs) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

13 May 2021

New campaign to raise awareness of online child exploitation

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have joined forces to create the new ‘Look sus? Tell us’ campaign.

13 May 2021

Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

The bill provides protection to millions of people who experience domestic abuse and strengthens measures to tackle perpetrators.

18 March 2021

Child Exploitation Awareness day

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

26 May 2021

We would like to hear your experiences of receiving equipment for children and young people with SEND

We’re hosting an engagement session on Zoom on Tuesday 22 June, and we’d love for you to join and give your feedback.

25 May 2021

SEND Parent Carer Roadshow Survey

We shared our proposals and options with you during the last week’s roadshows and would like your feedback on them.

18 May 2021

Small Grants Scheme 2021-22 for young people with SEND

We’re inviting SEND providers to apply to our Small Grants Scheme, which provides funding of up to £5,000.


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