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Children and Young People’s Plan 2019-2023

Our vision

We believe that every child in Devon should have the best possible start in life and the opportunity to thrive. We want to ensure children and families receive the right support, at the right time, and in the right place.

Find out more about our vision

Protecting children from harm

We have a statutory responsibility to intervene in families to protect children at risk of harm. In a few cases this can mean removing children from families and making alternative arrangements for their long-term care.

How we plan to protect children from harm

Keeping children safe

Every child and young person has the right to feel safe, be protected from neglect, and free from the exploitation of others. Preventing neglect continues to be a top priority.

How we plan to keep children safe

Health and wellbeing

All children and young people deserve to be healthy and happy. Good physical and emotional health plays an important part in helping them to live a fulfilled life.

How we plan to support health and wellbeing

Life chances

We are ambitious for all our children and young people and have high expectations of our schools, college, settings and partnership support services.

How we plan to help children in Devon have the best start in life