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COVID-19 and what next

Build back better

A firm foundation in universal support for all young people will be crucial as we build back better, to support communities, localities, Devon and the UK as a whole. In addition we will ensure that services will be targeted at those who need it most.

Recovery from the impact of lock down and COVID-19 will take a long time. We want to begin now with a focus on these priorities and build this into our Children and Young Peoples Plan refresh in 2021:

  • Extended the work and training offer – Extended offer for all young people into work and training particularly for Care Leavers and children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
  • Combat inequalities – Combat the inequalities that have been exacerbated by COVID-19, strengthening our diverse communities.
  • Climate emergency – Put the voice of young people at the heart of the response to the climate emergency in Devon County Council, NHS Devon CCG and Devon and Cornwall Police in response.


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