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22 July 2021

Head of Children’s Social Care recruited

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Lisa Bursill has been appointed to the role of Devon County Council’s Deputy Chief Officer for Children’s Services (Head of Children’s Social Care).

15 July 2021

NYAS launch surveys for big new campaign

In Autumn this year, National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) will be launching a flagship campaign focused on children’s belongings and moving home.

15 July 2021

Ofsted focused visit report published

Devon’s vital children’s services have provided a well-coordinated and effective response to the challenges of COVID, according to Government inspectors.

25 May 2021

Emergency foster carers needed for Devon’s most vulnerable children

Devon County Council’s fostering service, Fostering Devon, is calling for people to consider offering emergency foster care to vulnerable children.

13 May 2021

New campaign to raise awareness of online child exploitation

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have joined forces to create the new ‘Look sus? Tell us’ campaign.

13 May 2021

Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

The bill provides protection to millions of people who experience domestic abuse and strengthens measures to tackle perpetrators.

18 March 2021

Child Exploitation Awareness day

Child exploitation encompasses sexual and criminal exploitation, trafficking, modern slavery and other forms of adolescent vulnerability.

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10 March 2021

Twilight Information Sessions for parents and carers

Parents and Carers in South Devon are being invited to join three, free online sessions to enable them to enhance their support of young people through challenging times.

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.