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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.

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22 October 2020

SEND Strategy 2021-2024 Survey

We are developing a new vision for the SEND service and would love to hear your views on what this should look like.

A poster promoting breathing exercises to tackle anxiety
10 October 2020

World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day today (Saturday, 10 October). And this year it comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Safer Summer street marshals on watch at a beach
7 October 2020

Safer Summer Scheme: we need your feedback!

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) are inviting residents (and visitors) in Devon and Cornwall to complete a short survey about their Safer Summer Scheme.

a family making a gingerbread house
30 September 2020

Childcare exempt from localised restrictions 

Families who share caring responsibilities with another household are allowed to continue if the care support is consistent.

Jo Olsson and Darryl Freeman
11 September 2020

Update from Jo Olsson on Head of Children’s Social Care

An update from Jo Olsson, Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services and Chair of the DCFP Executive Group

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.

Jo Olsson and Darryl Freeman
11 September 2020

Update from Jo Olsson on Head of Children’s Social Care

An update from Jo Olsson, Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services and Chair of the DCFP Executive Group

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28 August 2020

Everything you need to know for the return to school in September

Useful information and resources to help you and your child prepare for the return to school in September.

a student chewing nervously on a pencil while looking at a laptop
12 August 2020

A-level and GCSE exam results

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s A-level and GCSE results.

A poster promoting breathing exercises to tackle anxiety
10 October 2020

World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day today (Saturday, 10 October). And this year it comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Safer Summer street marshals on watch at a beach
7 October 2020

Safer Summer Scheme: we need your feedback!

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) are inviting residents (and visitors) in Devon and Cornwall to complete a short survey about their Safer Summer Scheme.

an illustration of a survey
6 October 2020

Health Visiting survey

The Devon Health Visiting team want to hear your opinions to help them make improvements that support your needs. 

a sign saying share love not hate
7 October 2020

Exeter Hate Crime and Radicalisation Online Conference

The Exeter Community Safety Partnership is hosting a free online conference that will look at Hate Crime, links to extremism and partnership working to tackle Hate Crimes.

an infographic about domestic abuse prevention during COVID-19
6 October 2020

Domestic abuse victims exempt from rule of six

Victims of domestic abuse can still access vital support services and groups, despite current restrictions. 

a poster for Safest 2020
30 September 2020

Safest 2020 – virtual safeguarding festival

A fantastic virtual safeguarding festival is taking place from 19th to 23rd October, with a number of fantastic keynote speeches and workshops on offer.

an illustration of a survey
22 October 2020

SEND Strategy 2021-2024 Survey

We are developing a new vision for the SEND service and would love to hear your views on what this should look like.

Jo Olsson and Darryl Freeman
11 September 2020

Update from Jo Olsson on Head of Children’s Social Care

An update from Jo Olsson, Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services and Chair of the DCFP Executive Group

two sisters sat on a log smiling behind their hands
18 August 2020

Free online training in speech, language and communication needs

ICAN and nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) have joined forces to publish free online training aimed at practitioners working in Early Years settings.


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