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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS. For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in Devon, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page. For more advice on how to stay healthy and active, visit NHS Devon. Or for guidance on keeping safe and new police powers, visit Devon and Cornwall Police’s coronavirus page.

Family Group Conference Plus

Our nationally accredited Family Group Conference Service has been established for several years and we have recently expanded to build on the work we can offer when working directly with families.

Schools and education

These pages include general information relating to schools, such as admissions, term dates, school transport and meals. You can also find contact details for schools in Devon.


Libraries have the unlimited potential to make a positive difference to people’s lives with free access to thousands of books, eBooks, audiobooks, online reference, music and magazines as well as numerous events and activities for all the family to enjoy.

Learn Devon

Delivers high-quality adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council to support the personal, social, health and economic development of individuals and communities.


Adopt South West aims to find safe, secure, permanent homes for children who are unable to live with their birth families

Youth Services

Devon's youth services are run by Space*, an independent not-for-profit social enterprise focused on delivering the best services for young people in our communities.

Youth Offending Service

The Youth Offending Service work with young people who get into trouble with the law. They are made up of a team of specialists, including: social workers probation officers police officers


Fostering is a rewarding and recognised profession. It means looking after a child or young person in your home who is not able to live with their birth family.

Youth Enquiry Service

Young Devon run Youth Enquiry Service (YES) centres across Devon. They offer young people free and confidential advice and support on everything from housing, welfare and travel to getting into work or training, relationships, alcohol and drugs and health and wellbeing.

Takeover Challenge 2019

  What is Takeover Challenge? This year’s Takeover Challenge will take place on 29 November 2019. It is an exciting opportunity for young people to be put in decision making

Early Years and childcare

High quality early years, childcare and children centre provision should be available and accessible to all families with young children.

If you are concerned that a child is being abused please call

0345 155 1071

or email

Professionals should complete the MASH contact form.

If it’s an emergency call 999