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12 March 2019

‘Peer on peer’ child exploitation highlighted as concern in the south west – #CSEDay19

Children across the south west are victims of sexual exploitation. But while media reports often highlight cases of adult grooming and child abuse, Devon and Cornwall Police say the most

28 February 2019

Launch of online toolkit to help tackle exploitation

The Safer Devon Partnership, Devon Children and Families Partnership and Devon Safeguarding Adults Board are launching an online toolkit to tackle the threat of exploitation. This toolkit will help frontline

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19 February 2019

Celebrating Devon’s workers at the 2018 Social Worker of the Year awards

In February 2019, Childrens Services celebrated the achievements of Devon’s social workers and team managers who were nominated in this year’s Social Worker of the Year Awards.      

7 February 2019

Devon’s local area SEND inspection report

Devon’s Local Area SEND Inspection report has been published. Between 10th and 14th December, inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission visited Devon. They met children and young people with Special

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29 January 2019

Young carers goes the extra mile, literally

Thousands of young people in Devon are actively involved in providing care to family members with long term illnesses.  They’re used to going the extra mile. But now young carers

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28 January 2019

New MASH Enquiry form now live

You will need to use it to make an enquiry to the MASH when you have safeguarding concerns that may require children’s social care involvement.

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10 January 2019

Childcare Choices communications toolkit

The government have developed a range of communications tools to help you promote 30 hours and Tax-Free childcare.

Children and vulnerable adults are being used to courier drugs and money
7 December 2018

County Lines – know the signs

Devon and Cornwall Police launched a campaign to raise awareness of County Lines and how professionals and the public can help spot the signs of such criminal activity ongoing in their community.

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7 December 2018

Working Together 2018

The new 2018 ‘Working Together for Safeguarding Children’ guidelines were realised on 4th July. Download your copy here.

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7 December 2018

GCSX Email Service Withdrawn

The government is withdrawing the current GCSX secure email service and replacing it with the Government Digital Standard, which will mean that in the future emails will be encrypted and sent over the internet to partners.


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