Do you know how to identify a private fostering arrangement and who to tell?

Private fostering is a situation where someone is looking after someone else’s child for 28 days or more and the child is under the age of 16 (or 18 if they have a disability) and is not a close relative. People in Devon involved in private fostering arrangements must, by law, inform Devon County Council.

Summer 2024 school residentials at the Dartmoor Centres

Hurry, there’s just one week left available to book in July at the Dartmoor Centres, contact directly to secure your school booking for next summer. Also, did you see that we have just published a brand-new outdoor education conference, being held at Duchy College on 22 March 2023? Find out more and book your

Lifelong Links service available for care experienced children and young people

The Lifelong Links programme is being re-introduced by Devon County Council with the aim of increasing the number of supportive, lasting relationships for children and young people in care. The programme is designed to create a positive support network of adults who are willing to make a lifelong commitment to the wellbeing of the child. With

Last chance to book onto our December training sessions

Child protection level 3 initial training – in person 11 and 12 Dec Child protection group 3 and above – in person 11 Dec or 14 Dec  Finance conference – 7 Dec SEND profile tool workshop – 5 Dec Governance: visiting your school – 5 Dec Winter moorland walking leader training – 15-17 Dec Y2

New SEND online request for access (RfA) to support process

Following feedback from SENCos and the advisory teams, we have updated, amended and reformatted the SEND RfA form to an online format. Amendments include requesting more specific details around current needs and provision, which will support our triaging process and ensure the most effective support is given to schools. The request to only identify 1

Cognition and learning – survey about support

The educational psychology service would be grateful if SENDCos could complete this brief survey  so that we can understand your school’s priorities related to ‘Cognition and Learning’ and how you would prefer to be supported in this area.  This information will be shared with education teams at Devon County Council so that we can work

Finance conference 2023: A journey to financial sustainability for schools

7 December 2023 – Future Skills Centre Last chance to book! During recent and ongoing times of uncertainty for schools, this years Finance conference will look to provide guidance and information on how Devon can support your journey to financial sustainability. Targeted keynote sessions designed to discuss key financial topics within schools will provide a

School Support Services Conference

Enhancing effectiveness and efficiency The school support services conference, previously known as the administrators conference, will provide updates, ideas and procedures that staff can take back into practice to support their day to day business and administrative tasks. Listen to our inspiring keynote speakers, Justin Smith and Julie Jarman (DCC Education Welfare Officer), and attend

SEND Conference 2024

Hot on the heels of our hugely successful SEND conference in June 2023, this annual SEND event returns in June 2024. Special offer – Bring your Headteacher for half price! We are excited to share our special offer enabling you to book both your SENDco and headteacher to attend the 2024 SEND conference, with your

Autism Education Trust courses for schools and multi-agency

AET Making Sense of Autism – Schools (online) The making sense of autism training will giving you a better understanding and awareness of autism and the way it affects pupils in school Basic awareness training for all those engaging with children and young people in schools. This includes governors and leaders, teaching staff, ancillary staff