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Champions for Change virtual time capsule competition

Champions for Change are staging a virtual time capsule competition, and they want to hear your voice!

Returning to school in September – information from DiAS

DiAS have recently published new information to answer some of the questions that parents have been asking about returning to school.

31 August deadline for 30 hours funded childcare

If you’re a working parent and have a 3 or 4-year-old child, and your income has changed, you could still be eligible for 30 hours of early learning and childcare per week from September.

Preparing for Adulthood update

Adult Social Care Community teams are now able to take over the management of transitions to Adult Social Care, so the Preparing for Adulthood team is returning to early preparation work with young people and their families.

What Settings need to consider in September 2020

This guide aims to support schools / colleges in the planning for SEND learners as they transition back into school / college following the COVID 19 pandemic

Return to school in September

School attendance will again be mandatory from the beginning of the new academic year. Read the latest guidance on what you need to know about the return in the autumn term.

Summer holiday provision and other childcare

It’s been confirmed that out-of-school provision for children will be able to operate this summer. So you can now find out which schemes are intending to open during the holidays.

Meeting with senior managers from social care and education

The Parent Carer Forum Devon has arranged a meeting this Thursday (9 July) for you to put your questions to senior managers from Devon’s social care and education teams.

Shielding guidance to ease for clinically vulnerable

The government has announced a two-phased easing of the shielding restrictions as coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates continue to fall.

Small grants scheme for disabled children

If you’re a provider of a service for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, we are inviting applications to our small grants scheme for financial support so that activities can run over the summer holiday.