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Amendments to children’s social care legislation

As you may already be aware, new legislation came into force on 24th April that will temporarily affect the statutory obligations of children’s social care services across the country.

While the new changes give us the flexibility to reduce some of our responsibilities, we have made the decision that, at this point, there will not be any reduction in the service that we are providing for children and their families.

We have risk-assessed every child whom we are working with in relation to vulnerabilities through coronavirus (COIVD-19). And, as a result, we have in many cases increased our contacts with children and their families in order to ensure that they are fully supported during these difficult times.

More details of our response are available on the Devon County Council website.