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New Chief Officer for Children’s Services starts soon

Devon’s new Chief Officer for Children’s Services, Melissa Caslake, will start with the County Council on 1 February 2021.

New YouTube channel for pre-school children

With TailfeatherTV children can explore and engage with fun topics through dance, singing, signing, learning, and playing.

New and updated COVID-19 information and support from DiAS

DiAS have revised and updated some of their information for parents about school and education during this lockdown.

Autism training for school leaders

An autism training course providing practical support and resources for school leaders is starting this January.

New Speech Language and Communication Needs training event

A new SLCN awareness training event for staff working with children and young people in education settings is taking place on 3 February.

BBC to put lessons on TV during lockdown

The BBC is helping children keep up with their studies during the latest lockdown, by broadcasting lessons on BBC Two, CBBC and online.

Direct payments review

We are currently undertaking a financial review of our direct payments system to ensure a fairer system for all. Please read this important information about payments made via Devon Card accounts.

Champions for Change – November meeting update

Champions for Change is a group by young people with SEND for young people with SEND. Check out the latest update from the Champions’ November meeting.

SEND Strategy video for children and young people for feedback

If you’re a young person with SEND, or a family member of someone with SEND, we’d love to hear from you about the draft version of our new SEND strategy.

SEND Strategy 2021-2024 follow up survey

Recently we circulated a survey asking you for your views on the new vision for the SEND service and its four priorities, and asked you to suggest what actions we should take to deliver these priorities. We have taken your suggested actions and included them in the strategy.

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