Education and Families

Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the Education and Families homepage which has additional news and features.

  • adoption

      Providing new and permanent families for children who cannot be brought up by their natural parents

    • apprenticeships

        Apprenticeships are at the heart of the government’s drive to equip people with the skills that employers need to grow and compete. They bring many benefits and competitive advantage to both employers and apprentices

      • childcare

          Information about childcare services

        • children’s centres

            Children’s centres offer advice and support for parents and carers of children aged 0-8

          • children’s homes

              Providing short breaks including day care and overnight stays for children and young people with complex healthcare needs, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and additional needs

            • domestic violence

                Support for adults and young people affected by domestic violence and abuse

              • early years

                  The Early Years and Childcare Service supports the expansion and improvement of services for children across Devon

                • family support

                    Information about the types of family support available in Devon

                  • fostering

                      Offering a substitute home for a child or children who need looking after

                    • governor support

                        Governor responsibilities, Governing Associations, how to become a governor

                      • learn devon

                          Learn Devon provides adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council

                        • libraries

                            Renew a book online or use the library catalogue to find and reserve books, films, music and more

                          • post-16 education

                              Find out about options for training and further education for children aged 16 and over

                            • private fostering

                                When a child is looked after by someone who is not a close relative, guardian or person with parental responsibility

                              • public health nursing

                                  The Public Health Nursing Service provides Health Visiting and School Nursing services.

                                • religious education

                                    Information and support regarding religious education and collective worship

                                  • school attendance

                                      Parent’s and The Council’s responsibilities for children's attendance at school

                                    • school meals

                                        Information about school meals, including how to apply for free school meals

                                      • school transport

                                          Information and support for parents and young people about getting to school or college

                                        • SEND local offer

                                            Support for children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities

                                          • Space

                                              Space is a newly formed charitable organisation dedicated to providing the highest quality services for young people and their communities

                                            • support – schools

                                                Supporting schools in day-to-day activities as well helping to improve outcomes for young people

                                              • virtual school

                                                  Supporting children in care living in Devon or who are looked after by Devon but live elsewhere

                                                • Youth Offending Service

                                                    Devon’s Youth Offending Service works with young people that get into trouble with the law