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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

3 August 2021

Childhood respiratory infections rise ahead of winter

Parents and carers are encouraged to know the signs of respiratory illnesses in young children, as cases have started to rise in some areas.

3 August 2021

Supermarket vouchers to help families buy food over the summer

Nearly 17,000 children across Devon have been sent supermarket vouchers ahead of the school summer break to help their families buy food over the holiday.

3 August 2021

Families encouraged to rediscover summer with new guide

The government is encouraging families to ‘Rediscover Summer’ and get out and about to enjoy activities together after a year of missed opportunities.

3 August 2021

Parents Childcare Survey Summer 2021

We need your help to plan and make sure that there is enough childcare for you to work or train. Whether you use childcare or not, your voice counts!

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.

15 July 2021

Supporting Children and Young People with Developmental Language Disorder

Did you know that Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) affects at least 7.5% of all children and young people in the UK? That’s two children in every average class of 30.

15 July 2021

Speaking up for the Covid generation

A report by I CAN has identified that 1.5 million children across the UK are at risk of being left behind with their speaking and understanding as a result of Covid-19.

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.

3 August 2021

Childhood respiratory infections rise ahead of winter

Parents and carers are encouraged to know the signs of respiratory illnesses in young children, as cases have started to rise in some areas.

3 August 2021

Supermarket vouchers to help families buy food over the summer

Nearly 17,000 children across Devon have been sent supermarket vouchers ahead of the school summer break to help their families buy food over the holiday.

3 August 2021

Families encouraged to rediscover summer with new guide

The government is encouraging families to ‘Rediscover Summer’ and get out and about to enjoy activities together after a year of missed opportunities.

15 July 2021

Ofsted focused visit report published

Devon’s vital children’s services have provided a well-coordinated and effective response to the challenges of COVID, according to Government inspectors.

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.

3 August 2021

New National Strategy for Autistic Children and Young People

The government issued the new national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England.

15 July 2021

Supporting Children and Young People with Developmental Language Disorder

Did you know that Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) affects at least 7.5% of all children and young people in the UK? That’s two children in every average class of 30.

15 July 2021

Speaking up for the Covid generation

A report by I CAN has identified that 1.5 million children across the UK are at risk of being left behind with their speaking and understanding as a result of Covid-19.


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