The Department for Education has today launched a public consultation seeking views on changes to the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS). The goal of the reforms is to improve outcomes for all children and reduce workload.
This is just a gentle reminder for all childcare providers that have yet to do so to complete a safeguarding self audit by 2nd December 2019
There are a number of free resources for professionals and parents to use.
You are invited to review the proposed admission arrangements for state-funded schools in Devon and the home-to-school transport policy for Devon County Council for the academic year 2021-22.
Do you work with children and young people with toileting difficulties, who also have special educational needs and disability? Your feedback will help to inform health and care services for children in the future.
Smoking is still the biggest cause of preventable disease and premature death in Devon. It is also a significant driver of health inequalities within the County, with rates remaining higher within some of our most vulnerable groups. There is free on-line training available via the Smokefree Devon Website. The smoke free policy for early years Continue reading →
BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. Each year we reach 3.9 million children across the UK with books, resources and support. Bookstart Corner enables you to support families that are either entitled to the free 2-year-old early education grant or need additional help to develop Continue reading →
DCFP Briefing Note outlines the circumstances and findings from a recent Serious Case Review in Devon. The suggestion is that you share this with your staff to make sure that everyone is aware of the neglect s when you may need to consider taking different or further action to safeguard those children. There are links Continue reading →
We would like to inform you that the Early Help RfAS (Request for Additional Service) form has been updated and is accessible from the DCFP (Devon Children and Families Partnership) website. The direct link to the RfAS can be found here. Please ensure you delete any previous versions and use this updated form when submitting Continue reading →
New advice is available to encourage good development in babies and children, with the UK Chief Medical Officers recommending lots of ‘tummy time’. As much active play as possible in children under 5 is encouraged, and older children are recommended to be active for an average of 60 minutes a day across the week. To support Continue reading →