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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 father assisting his toddler to walk at the beach
2 September 2020

Early Help System Survey

We’d like to hear your views on our Devon Early Help offer to help us understand how the system is supporting young people and families, and to provide the information we need to make improvements.

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 an 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 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 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.

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 Devon young carer
13 June 2020

Devon young carer featured on BBC Spotlight

What’s it like to be a young carer during lockdown? Well, one of our fantastic young carers shared her story with BBC Spotlight.


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