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South West Child Protection Procedures

Our child protection procedures aim to support safeguarding practice and provide a consistent approach to safeguarding children and young people.

These should be used regularly by practitioners, especially those who need clarification about policies and procedures or who are unsure about how to respond to a safeguarding issue they encounter during their work.

19 January 2022

Devon wins Mind Of My Own award

Devon has been named as Mind Of My Own’s most improved organisation!

19 January 2022

Parents Childcare Survey Spring 2022

You can help Devon County Council’s early years team ensure there is enough high-quality, affordable childcare to enable parents and carers to work or train.

19 January 2022

UK Youth Parliament Devon elections

The UK Youth Parliament is run by young people, for young people, and we’re currently looking for candidates to put themselves forward for election.

19 January 2022

Parents Childcare Survey Spring 2022

You can help Devon County Council’s early years team ensure there is enough high-quality, affordable childcare to enable parents and carers to work or train.

17 December 2021

Keeping babies safe

Support and guidance is available to help you cope with a crying baby and ensure safer sleeping for your infant.

14 December 2021

Restorative Practice job opportunities

As part of Devon Children’s Services Restorative Approach, we are recruiting to a number of roles to support practitioners with expertise in relational and restorative practice.

19 January 2022

UK Youth Parliament Devon elections

The UK Youth Parliament is run by young people, for young people, and we’re currently looking for candidates to put themselves forward for election.

14 December 2021

Restorative Practice job opportunities

As part of Devon Children’s Services Restorative Approach, we are recruiting to a number of roles to support practitioners with expertise in relational and restorative practice.

2 September 2021

Back to school information

With the start of the academic year just around the corner, here’s some useful information to help you and your child prepare for September.

14 December 2021

Restorative Practice job opportunities

As part of Devon Children’s Services Restorative Approach, we are recruiting to a number of roles to support practitioners with expertise in relational and restorative practice.

7 December 2021

Holiday Activity and Food programme this Christmas

Children who receive benefits-related free school meals and their families can take part in our HAF scheme for free over the Christmas break

7 December 2021

COVID and the impact on Mental Health of School Closures

Join a free online event exploring the COVID and the impact on mental health of school closures. The session takes place at 5pm on 13 December

12 January 2022

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and other Safeguarding Case Review

Safeguarding Network has arranged a short webinar to explore initial learning points from the information shared to date.

22 December 2021

Work for us! – Independent Scrutineer

We are seeking an Independent Scrutineer to support the progress of our safeguarding partnership work across Devon. 

14 December 2021

Restorative Practice job opportunities

As part of Devon Children’s Services Restorative Approach, we are recruiting to a number of roles to support practitioners with expertise in relational and restorative practice.

12 January 2022

Important information about direct payments (SEND)

The current direct payments policy enables some flexibility when a child’s short break provision availability is affected.

14 December 2021

Restorative Practice job opportunities

As part of Devon Children’s Services Restorative Approach, we are recruiting to a number of roles to support practitioners with expertise in relational and restorative practice.

7 December 2021

Holiday Activity and Food programme this Christmas

Children who receive benefits-related free school meals and their families can take part in our HAF scheme for free over the Christmas break

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in Devon, please visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page. Additionally, refer to NHS Devon for the latest updates about local health services developments.

You can book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointments via the NHS website.


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