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Melissa Caslake
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.

Melissa Caslake
3 December 2020

Chief Officer for Children’s Services recruited

We are delighted to announce that Melissa Caslake has been appointed to the role of Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services.

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3 December 2020

Support group for families and carers of exploited children

A new free nationwide support group is available for families and carers who know how it feels to be worried about a child who is being exploited.

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1 December 2020

Splitz support sessions for professionals

Splitz are offering support and guidance for professionals who are working with parents and children who are experiencing ongoing domestic abuse.

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7 October 2020

Exeter Hate Crime and Radicalisation Online Conference

The Exeter Community Safety Partnership is hosting a free online conference that will look at Hate Crime, links to extremism and partnership working to tackle Hate Crimes.

an infographic about domestic abuse prevention during COVID-19
6 October 2020

Domestic abuse victims exempt from rule of six

Victims of domestic abuse can still access vital support services and groups, despite current restrictions. 

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30 September 2020

Safest 2020 – virtual safeguarding festival

A fantastic virtual safeguarding festival is taking place from 19th to 23rd October, with a number of fantastic keynote speeches and workshops on offer.

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

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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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.


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