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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.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, all training and events are cancelled until further notice.


In order to be able to offer continual professional development opportunities, we are now working with our trainers and providers (alongside our Partners) to develop digital courses, webinars, videos and e-learning modules to cover this period of social distancing.


If you have booked to attend one of our training sessions, you will be contacted in due course and offered the training in another format, if and when it is available.


In the absence of face-to-face training, don’t forget to look at all the resources on our website to help develop your knowledge and understanding. And we will continue to add training videos and e-learning modules to help with your practice development during this difficult time.


Any queries, or if there is a particular course that you would like to be able to access during this time, please email or call 01392 384785.

Policies and procedures

Exploitation of Children Strategy 2018-2021

The safeguarding of children and young people from the psychological and physical harm caused by exploitation is a priority for the Devon Children and Family Partnership and Safer Devon Partnership.

Safeguarding Arrangements for Children and Young People in Devon

This document sets out how agencies in Devon will work together in the safeguarding of children and young people in the County.

Adolescent Safety Framework (Safer Me)

The Adolescent Safety Framework (ASF) is a pioneering approach to managing contextual risk which will support children, young people, families and professionals from across the partnerships. These risks are often

Positive Behaviour Support Guidance

We are committed to providing learning environments that promote positive behaviour and relationships where children and adults treat each other with care and respect.

Child Death Review Arrangements

The Child Death Review partners intention is to ensure that families experiencing such a tragedy within the South West peninsula should be met with empathy and compassion.

Sufficiency Strategy 2018-2020

This Strategy will ensure we develop sufficient placements to meet the needs of our children and young people in care and disabled children in Devon.

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

0345 155 1071

or email

If it’s an emergency call 999