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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.

11 May 2022

Council puts savings aside for young people in its care

Devon County Council have started putting additional savings into the accounts for every child who is in its care for 12 months or more.

10 May 2022

Foster Care Fortnight

The event is an opportunity to raise awareness of the power of fostering, and this year there’s a focus on celebrating the fostering community.

10 May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s focus is on the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps that we can take to address it.  

6 May 2022

Parents Childcare Survey Summer 2022

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

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.

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.

6 April 2022

Youth Parliament team meet for first time

The team are working to create a Countywide Manifesto that will outline key messages from young people across Devon.

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.

11 March 2022

New Members of Youth Parliament announced

Young people across Devon have been voting in the UK Youth Parliament elections – and we can now announce who has been elected!

10 May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s focus is on the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps that we can take to address it.  

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.

25 February 2022

Read the latest Children, Families and Education connectme

Connectme contains lots of useful news and information. You can read the latest edition now and subscribe for future updates.

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.

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 development of our safeguarding partnership work across Devon. 

6 May 2022

Small Grants Scheme 2022-23 opens for applications

The Devon County Council Small Grants Scheme for disabled children is now open for the first round of applications for 2022-23.

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.

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.


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