• Making a child friendly Devon: wish for Devon

    Devon County Council’s ambition is to create an even better place for children, young people and families to grow up in – a Child Friendly Devon. We are asking children and young people to show us how they would make where they live even better! Share your brilliant ideas by Fri 29 July.

  • Loan shark awareness talks

    Find out more about the world of the loan shark, how they operate, how they target, prey on and exploit the most vulnerable people in our communities. Book onto a free virtual information session. Sessions are running from July – Sept.

  • Small grants scheme

    The Devon County Council Small Grants Scheme for disabled children is now open for a second round of applications for 2022-23. We would particularly welcome applications for activities, groups or sessions over the Summer Holiday period. The closing date for applications is 11th July 2022.

  • Government updates

    Updates include: ‘Cost of living support for families’; ‘Early years qualifications achieved in England’; ‘Reviews of education, health and care (EHC) plans: proposed timescales’ and ‘English and maths requirements in apprenticeship standards at level 2 and above’.

  • Could screen time support child development?

    At least 100 new apps for children have been released each year since 2016 with children under five using screens, on average, for three hours a day. Read an analysis of the market for parent and child apps plus book a place on ‘The future of toddler tech’ online event 28 June 2022.

  • Heat health warning

    The Met Office have advised there is a high chance of heat health warnings for Friday 17th June 2022. It’s important that schools and early years settings have considered the effects of heat on the health of children. We strongly advise schools and other settings to sign up to the Met Office alerts to provide prior warning to enable planning to manage risk.