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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.

19 January 2021

Chief Officer for Children’s Services Update

Devon’s new Chief Officer for Children’s Services, Melissa Caslake, will start with the County Council on 1 February 2021.

15 January 2021

New YouTube channel for pre-school children

With TailfeatherTV, children can explore and engage with fun topics through dance, singing, signing, learning, and playing.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 


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