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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.

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SEND strategy

We have high aspirations for all our children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and will ensure that they are at the heart of everything we do and part of every decision we make.

Devon’s strategy, which was produced in collaboration with families, set out our priorities in order to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

Inclusive Education

Ensuring we have an inclusive education culture and remove barriers to learning for every Devon child.

Preparation for Adulthood

Supporting young people to plan and prepare as they move into adulthood, and to raise aspirations and expectations for fulfilling lives.

Choice and Control

Enabling children, young people and families to make informed choices and have control over the support they receive.


Improving the engagement and involvement of children, young people and their families in the planning, delivery and monitoring of services.

Health and Wellbeing

Ensuring we consistently identify and meet the health needs of children and young people with SEN and disabilities, including those without an EHCP.

Working together

Improving whole system working and the coordination and timeliness of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.