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30 September 2020

Childcare exempt from localised restrictions 

Families who share caring responsibilities with another household are allowed to continue if the care support is consistent.

a smartphone showing the NHS COVID-19 app
29 September 2020

Download the new NHS COVID-19 app

The new NHS COVID-19 app is now available to download. It’s free, and it’s got some clever features that will help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

a poster detailing the rule of six
14 September 2020

The rule of six

New rules came into force on Monday, 14 September which mean that people will not be able to meet socially with others from other households in groups of more than six people.

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

a poster for the new Better Health Every Mind Matters mental health campaign
10 September 2020

New mental health campaign launched

A new mental health campaign created in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities has launched this week.

a piggy bank
9 September 2020

Grants for individuals and families

District Councils in Devon are providing small emergency grants to people in financial hardship as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).

a father assisting his toddler to walk at the beach
2 September 2020

Early Help System Survey

We’d like to hear your views on our Devon Early Help offer to help us understand how the system is supporting young people and families, and to provide the information we need to make improvements.

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28 August 2020

Everything you need to know for the return to school in September

Useful information and resources to help you and your child prepare for the return to school in September.

two sisters sat on a log smiling behind their hands
18 August 2020

Free online training in speech, language and communication needs

ICAN and nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) have joined forces to publish free online training aimed at practitioners working in Early Years settings.

an autistic boy smiling
18 August 2020

Small Grants Scheme for disabled children

We are inviting SEND providers to apply to our Small Grants Scheme. The scheme provides funding of up to £5,000.