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Equality and diversity

As a partnership, we are committed to Devon County Council's ambition to achieve equality, and we have made addressing inequalities a core priority.

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.

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.


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

Devon Youth Justice Service

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


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.

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.


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.

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.

Takeover Challenge 2019

  What is Takeover Challenge? The most recent Takeover Challenge took place on 29 November 2019. The event has not been held since due to Covid-19. It is an exciting

Public Health Nursing

The Public Health Nursing service provides health visiting and school nursing services across Devon. Find out more about the team and their work. Details about the health visiting offer during the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Early years and childcare

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

If you are concerned that a child is being abused, or to request support, you can:

Call 0345 155 1071

Complete the request for support online form

If it’s an emergency call 999