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Debbie and James from Devon use 30 hours free childcare for their daughter Ivy pictured here hiding under a chair
1 June 2019

30 hours free childcare benefitting Devon families

Debbie and Jamie from Devon share how they could only afford childcare for one day a week before taking up #30hours.

Young boy learning to use an iPad
23 May 2019

SEND Strategic Review – capital funding 2019-20

Devon County Council is funding improvements to SEND provision in schools. They have published the SEN plans and how they decided to spend the money.

School child at desk with head in hands, female teacher looking concerned for him
20 May 2019

Devon Inclusion Toolkit: ‘No Need to Exclude’

The toolkit is to support schools to avoid permanent exclusions. The pack contains a variety of useful information, resources, links and is designed for whole school use to raise awareness for teachers.

Post it notes on a planning board stuck to the wall
11 May 2019

Ofsted Annual Conversation and Focused Visit

Ofsted “left with a clear sense of the key milestones in the local authority’s improvement journey, the challenges that remain, and plans for future improvement.”

ACE school Tiverton words overlaying a photo of the river Exe inTiverton
11 May 2019

New special school places

New ACE Tiverton School will open in September 2019 following a £4.2m investment, offering 70 places for secondary aged pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ACE).

Toddler playing in the woods
10 May 2019

Children’s services from Virgin Care now integrated to Devon County Council

Welcoming new staff from Children’s Community Health and Wellbeing Services from Public Health Nursing, Portage, ROVICs and Children’s Homes.

Councillor James McInnes, Devon County Council
8 May 2019

Devon’s Deputy Leader calls for more cash for schools and special education

Devon County Council’s deputy leader and Cabinet member for schools, James McInnes, has written to Education Secretary Damian Hinds on behalf of all the political parties on the council calling for more money for education.

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8 May 2019

Who will you nominate for excellence in social work?

We’re very proud of the fantastic work our social workers do here in Devon and we would like to encourage nominations across all categories for this year’s Social Worker of the Year Awards.

silhouette of teddy bear in a kitchen in the dark
15 April 2019

Missed opportunities highlighted in published report

A report by the Devon Children and Families Partnership into the historical sexual abuse of a young girl identified missed opportunities by agencies that may have prevented the extent of her abuse.

Young woman facing the trees with her back to you
11 April 2019

Edge of Care

By providing timely and creative support to meet the complex needs of young people and their families and to prevent care being needed. Parents will be supported to engage in appropriate interventions.


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