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10 July 2020

Return to school in September

School attendance will again be mandatory from the beginning of the new academic year. Read the latest guidance on what you need to know about the return in the autumn term.

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10 July 2020

Summer holiday provision and other childcare

It’s been confirmed that out-of-school provision for children will be able to operate this summer. So you can now find out which schemes are intending to open during the holidays.

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6 July 2020

Phased reopening of libraries

Libraries will begin to reopen with a limited number of services from Monday 6 July.

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2 July 2020

New guidance about out-of-school settings

The government have published new guidance for parents and carers covering changes to out-of-school settings for children and young people.

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.

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19 June 2020

Return to schools update from Dawn Stabb

Dawn Stabb, Devon County Council’s Head of Education and Learning, has set out Devon’s response to the Government’s plans for a wider return to school in an open letter to parents and carers.

a child eating spaghetti
18 June 2020

Free school meals extended over the summer holidays 

Children in England who are eligible for free school meals will receive a six-week food voucher to cover the summer holiday period, after a campaign by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford.

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12 June 2020

Libraries update

Now that lockdown restrictions are gradually being lifted, we wanted to give you a quick update about changes to our Devon Libraries service.

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10 June 2020

Shielding guidance for children and young people

Over the last few weeks, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has reviewed evidence and revised the advice on which children and young people should continue to shield.

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5 June 2020

DCFP statement on George Floyd

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the DCFP Executive Group want to provide the following statement to all colleagues and families across Devon.