Small Grants Scheme for Disabled Children 2019

Small Grants Scheme applications now open – deadline 28th June. The scheme aims to increase the number of activities and resources that children and young people (0-18) with additional needs/disability and their families can access across Devon.

SEND Strategic Review – capital funding 2019-20

Information about Devon’s SEND Strategic Review and the 2019-20 capital investment plans.

Devon Inclusion Toolkit

We are very pleased to announce the launch of The ‘No Need to Exclude’ Toolkit to support staff in reducing exclusions.

Resources for Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities from the NSPCC

The NSPCC, in partnership with Elanor Stannage and Connecting Youth Culture, have developed a series of films and supporting resources to help young people with learning disabilities learn about relationships and staying safe. ‘Love. Life.’, aimed at 11- to 25-year-olds, enables adults to start conversations with young people about: feelings, privacy and boundaries, friendships, different kinds of love and online safety.

New provider for children’s community health services

An alliance of local NHS providers was successful in its bid to provide community health services for children, young people and their families across Devon.

SEND Written Statement of Action

How you can contribute to Devon’s SEND Written Statement of Action.

New Special Schools in Devon – update

An update on the new special schools opening in Devon, Charlton Lodge and Glendinning.

National Call for Evidence – Autism Strategy

This year the Department of Health and Social Care, working with the Department for Education, will review the national Autism strategy. Autistic people, their families and carers, and professionals can share their experiences in the national call for evidence.

SEND Champions for Change film and follow up

An update on the work of Devon’s Champions for Change SEND young people’s group.

Workforce Core Competency Framework

A reminder of Devon’s SEND Core Competency Framework, first launched in 2018.