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Family Group Conference Plus

Our nationally accredited Family Group Conference Service has been established for several years and we have recently expanded to build on the work we can offer when working directly with families.

Adoption

Adopt South West aims to find safe, secure, permanent homes for children who are unable to live with their birth families

Schools and education

These pages include general information relating to schools, such as admissions, term dates, school transport and meals. You can also find contact details for schools in Devon.

Fostering

Fostering is a rewarding and recognised profession. It means looking after a child or young person in your home who is not able to live with their birth family.

Libraries

Libraries have the unlimited potential to make a positive difference to people’s lives with free access to thousands of books, eBooks, audiobooks, online reference, music and magazines as well as numerous events and activities for all the family to enjoy.

Children in Care

Children and young people under 18 years old who do not live with their parents or family are known as 'looked after children' or 'children in care'. Devon County Council has legal responsibility for these children as a 'corporate parent'.  

Youth Services

Devon's youth services are run by Space*, an independent not-for-profit social enterprise focused on delivering the best services for young people in our communities.

Youth Offending Service

The Youth Offending Service work with young people who get into trouble with the law. They are made up of a team of specialists, including: social workers probation officers police officers

Youth Enquiry Service

Young Devon run Youth Enquiry Service (YES) centres across Devon. They offer young people free and confidential advice and support on everything from housing, welfare and travel to getting into work or training, relationships, alcohol and drugs and health and wellbeing.

Learn Devon

Delivers high-quality adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council to support the personal, social, health and economic development of individuals and communities.

Early Years and childcare

High quality early years, childcare and children centre provision should be available and accessible to all families with young children.

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7 December 2018

County Lines: National Issue, local problem

What are “county lines”? Urban criminal gangs travelling to Devon and Cornwall to sell illegal drugs. “The brand” – a single telephone number, operated from outside the area, for “customers”

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7 December 2018

County Lines – Know the signs

Devon and Cornwall Police have today, Tuesday 3 July, launched a campaign to raise awareness of County Lines and how the public can help spot the signs of such criminal

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7 December 2018

Working Together 2018

The new 2018 ‘Working Together for Safeguarding Children’ guidelines were realised on 4th July. Download your copy tri.x have kindly provided a strategic overview of the changes aimed at senior managers and Safeguarding

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7 December 2018

County Lines: National Issue, local problem

What are “county lines”? Urban criminal gangs travelling to Devon and Cornwall to sell illegal drugs. “The brand” – a single telephone number, operated from outside the area, for “customers”

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7 December 2018

County Lines – Know the signs

Devon and Cornwall Police have today, Tuesday 3 July, launched a campaign to raise awareness of County Lines and how the public can help spot the signs of such criminal

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5 December 2018

Partner Agency Information Sharing form – Devon and Cornwall Police

Dear Colleagues We have made life easier for everyone and the Partner Agency Information Sharing form is now ‘live’ on the Devon and Cornwall Police external website. This portal is

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

0345 155 1071

or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk.

If it’s an emergency call 999


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