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9 April 2019

Working together to improve SEND services in Devon

All of the services supporting children and young people with SEND were inspected in December 2018.As a result, the Local Authority and NHS Devon were asked to make improvements. A Draft Written Statement of Action has been prepared to show how we will make these improvements.

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18 March 2019

Bounce Back – a new restorative justice project

The Devon Youth Offending Service (YOS) project is to prevent the criminalisation of children in care.

teenage children on swings in a park on a winter's day wearing wooly hats - Photogrpahy by Tom Hull. Models used.
12 March 2019

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

Devon and Cornwall Police say the most likely form of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the south west is perpetrated by other young people. #CSEDay19

Phoebe is proud to care
11 March 2019

School and college leavers encouraged to earn while they learn

A Proud to Care recruitment campaign launches in Devon this week, aimed at 17 to 25 year olds, to encourage them to consider careers in the county’s growing health and social care sector.

Words from poster: Exploitation is happening in Devon
28 February 2019

Launch of online toolkit to help tackle exploitation

The toolkit will help frontline colleagues learn about, identify and report exploitation happening in Devon and the surrounding area.

Devon County Council's Chief Executive, Phil Norrey and Leader, Cllr John Hart welcome social work staff to the celebration event.
19 February 2019

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

Children’s Services celebrated the achievements of Devon’s social workers and team managers who were nominated in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2018.

children racing past camera in school playground
7 February 2019

Devon’s local area SEND inspection report

In Jo Olsson’s letter, she affirms the commitment of partners to continue the programme of improvement, which Inspectors confirmed was on the right track.

Group of young children sitting down facing the camera
29 January 2019

Young carers goes the extra mile, literally

Young Carers, and staff at Devon Young Carers, are running a marathon, the full 26.2 miles, to raise awareness of the vital role that young carers have in the care of others.

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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.


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