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a child and a care worker sat on a bench
14 December 2021

Restorative Practice job opportunities

As part of Devon Children’s Services Restorative Approach, we are recruiting to a number of roles to support practitioners with expertise in relational and restorative practice.

a girl doing some baking
7 December 2021

Holiday Activity and Food programme this Christmas

Children who receive benefits-related free school meals and their families can take part in our HAF scheme for free over the Christmas break

a poster promoting the Parent Childcare Survey Summer 2021
3 August 2021

Parents Childcare Survey Summer 2021

We need your help to plan and make sure that there is enough childcare for you to work or train. Whether you use childcare or not, your voice counts!

an illustration of two people talking to each other
21 April 2021

Let’s Get Chatting campaign launches across Devon

A new campaign centring on the importance of speech, language and communication in children from antenatal to five years old has launched this week.

Melissa Caslake
11 February 2021

A message from our new Chief Officer for Children’s Services

Melissa Caslake is delighted to have joined Devon County Council and has shared the following update for Children’s Services staff and partners.

Melissa Caslake
19 January 2021

Chief Officer for Children’s Services Update

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

an illustration with characters from TailfeatherTV
15 January 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.

a family making a gingerbread house
30 September 2020

Childcare exempt from localised restrictions 

Families who share caring responsibilities with another household are allowed to continue if the care support is consistent.

Jo Olsson and Darryl Freeman
11 September 2020

Update from Jo Olsson on Head of Children’s Social Care

An update from Jo Olsson, Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services and Chair of the Devon SCP Executive Group