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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.

a parent holding a newborn baby
31 July 2020

New parents urged to claim Child Benefit

New parents in Devon are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their newborns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

A tiny baby grabbing a adult's hand
31 July 2020

Parents urged not to use a facemask on their baby

Parents and guardians of babies under three years old are advised not to cover their child’s mouth with a facemask as it could cause breathing difficulties.

a small child holding a red balloon
30 July 2020

Early Help summer holiday arrangements

A number of Early Help arrangements are in place this summer to help you get the support you need over the holidays. 

a parent holding a newborn baby
31 July 2020

New parents urged to claim Child Benefit

New parents in Devon are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their newborns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

A tiny baby grabbing a adult's hand
31 July 2020

Parents urged not to use a facemask on their baby

Parents and guardians of babies under three years old are advised not to cover their child’s mouth with a facemask as it could cause breathing difficulties.

a small child holding a red balloon
30 July 2020

Early Help summer holiday arrangements

A number of Early Help arrangements are in place this summer to help you get the support you need over the holidays. 

a child carrying crayons
27 July 2020

31 August deadline for 30 hours funded childcare

If you’re a working parent and have a 3 or 4-year-old child, and your income has changed, you could still be eligible for 30 hours of early learning and childcare per week from September.

a welcome sign in a Devon library
20 July 2020

More libraries reopen from today

Our libraries started reopening earlier this month, and from today, Monday 20 July, more libraries will be opening to public access with the expected rules around social distancing.

a young person using a mobile phone
15 July 2020

Kooth mental wellbeing support for young people

With the end of term approaching, we wanted to remind you that young people in Devon can access free and confidential mental health support over the summer at Kooth.com.

A tiny baby grabbing a adult's hand
31 July 2020

Parents urged not to use a facemask on their baby

Parents and guardians of babies under three years old are advised not to cover their child’s mouth with a facemask as it could cause breathing difficulties.

A tiny baby grabbing a adult's hand
28 July 2020

Innovations by Devon’s health visitors lead the way nationally

Devon County Council’s Health Visitor Service have been invited to share their innovations with the Institute of Health Visiting, the principle body tasked with sharing best practice to health visitors in England.

a person opening their hands upward in prayer
28 July 2020

Eid Al Adha guidance for our Muslim communities

Eid Al Adha should be taking place later this week, but things are going be a little different this year due to coronavirus. Please read the latest guidance and celebrate safely.

Jo Olsson
19 June 2020

Update for colleagues from Jo Olsson – 19th June

As we move into the next phase of coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to give colleagues an overview of the current situation and our future plan.

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5 June 2020

DCFP statement on George Floyd

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the DCFP Executive Group want to provide the following statement to all colleagues and families across Devon.

Jo Olsson
4 June 2020

Update for colleagues from Jo Olsson – 4th June

As we move into the next phase of coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to give colleagues a clear overview of the current situation and our plan moving forward.

an autistic boy smiling
3 July 2020

Small grants scheme for disabled children

If you’re a provider of a service for children and young people with SEND, we are inviting applications to our small grants scheme for financial support so that activities can run over the summer holiday.

Jo Olsson
19 June 2020

Update for colleagues from Jo Olsson – 19th June

As we move into the next phase of coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to give colleagues an overview of the current situation and our future plan.

a black rectangle
5 June 2020

DCFP statement on George Floyd

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the DCFP Executive Group want to provide the following statement to all colleagues and families across Devon.


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