Education and Families

Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the topic homepage at Education and Families which has additional news and features.
  • Adoption

    Providing new and permanent families for children who cannot be brought up by their natural parents

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships are at the heart of the government’s drive to equip people with the skills that employers need to grow and compete. They bring many benefits and competitive advantage to both employers and apprentices

  • Childcare

    Information about childcare services

  • Childcare brokerage

    A service for parents and carers who are having difficulty finding suitable childcare

  • Children in care

    Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our care

  • Children’s centres

    Children’s centres offer advice and support for parents and carers of children aged 0-4

  • Early years and childcare

    The Early Years and Childcare Service supports the expansion and improvement of services for children across Devon

  • Fostering

    Offering a substitute home for a child or children who need looking after

  • Governor support

    Governor responsibilities, Governing Associations, how to become a governor

  • Learn Devon

    Learn Devon provides adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council

  • Post-16 education

    Find out about options for training and further education for children aged 16 and over

  • Religious education

    Information and support regarding religious education and collective worship

  • School attendance

    Parent’s and The Council’s responsibilities for children's attendance at school

  • School meals

    Information about school meals, including how to apply for free school meals

  • School transport

    Information and support for parents and young people about getting to school or college

  • Youth offending teams

    Devon’s Youth Offending Service works with young people that get into trouble with the law