Children in Devon are best safeguarded when key agencies work together effectively. The Devon Children and Families Partnership is designed to help make this happen.
It is our aim to make sure that children and families can get the right support, in the right place at the right time.
Our partnership arrangement and priorities have been re-purposed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We have set up multi-agency Incident Management Teams to focus on key groups of children during this immediate period.
The Terms of Reference for these Exceptional Arrangements for DCFP Executive Group was agreed at meeting on 9th April 2020.
Read more about how the partnership was formed.
In response to Working Together to Safeguarding Children (July 2018) the DCFP partners – Devon County Council, NEW Devon CCG, Devon & Cornwall Police and Children & Family Health Devon – agreed and published our local Safeguarding Arrangements for Children and Young People in Devon.
This details how:
- we will work together to identify and respond to the needs of children in the area
- we will commission and publish local child safeguarding practice review
- make sure the effectiveness of the arrangements are independently scrutinised.