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a child hugging his young carer
30 January 2020

Devon celebrates Young Carers Awareness Day

“My mum was born without a thyroid gland.  She has learning difficulties and some physical problems, and she gets depressed.  Her problems have affected me and my sister in lots

autism education trust
23 October 2019

Release of the Autism Progression Framework 2.0

The Autism Education Trust has released the latest version of its Autism Progression Framework. It is FREE to download and offers a comprehensive interactive assessment tool for children and young

The Communication Trust
23 October 2019

Free Communication, Speech and Language training

The Communication Trust is offering a FREE online short course entitled An introduction to speech, language and communication. The course offers a great way to start learning about children and

3 October 2019

New deal for Devon’s children and families launched

An ambitious new vision for how public services will come together to better help and support children and their families in Devon is being launched this week.

Young boy learning to use an iPad
23 August 2019

The Speech, Language and Communication Framework

A new tool to help professionals improve how they support the development of essential communication skills in the children and young people they work with.

Children playing with each other
12 August 2019

Have you thought about becoming a childminder?

Would you like to set up a childminding business? This two-day course, run by Devon’s Early Years and Childcare Service, will prepare you for Ofsted registration.

Illustration of a pupil reading a book sat at a desk
4 July 2019

Early Years Pupil Premium for Children in Care

You will need to completed the Early Years Pupil Premium Form for Children In Care for funding and supported by a copy of the appropriate order.

What you have been saying about the DCFP in words: integrity, kindness, partnership, honesty and passion are key
17 June 2019

Children and Young People’s Plan 2019-2022: we want to hear your feedback

We have developed the Children and Young Peoples Plan from the things that staff, parents and children have told us are important. We are now checking we have got this right.

Debbie and James from Devon use 30 hours free childcare for their daughter Ivy pictured here hiding under a chair
1 June 2019

30 hours free childcare benefitting Devon families

Debbie and Jamie from Devon share how they could only afford childcare for one day a week before taking up #30hours.

Post it notes on a planning board stuck to the wall
11 May 2019

Ofsted Annual Conversation and Focused Visit

Ofsted “left with a clear sense of the key milestones in the local authority’s improvement journey, the challenges that remain, and plans for future improvement.”


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