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Passionate about improving children's life chances? Join us and make sure that every Devon child, no matter where they live, receives the same high-quality service.

3,425 children in receipt of a social work service

684 children in care

450 children subject to child protection plans

243 families supported by Devon’s Troubled Families Programme

Working with children and families

We have a set of principles which underpin the delivery of our children’s services in Devon. We believe that children are best brought up in families and we will support families to find their own solutions. Services are shaped by all and children and families always know where they stand with us.

Career development is at the heart of what we do.

Our social work academy has an integrated approach to social work education, learning and professional development in children’s social care.

It’s a responsive approach that changes and develops according to service priorities and national agendas.

We have tried and tested career pathways where you can find the route that’s right for you and we can support you to gain your social work degree, to take your first step into a qualified role or move into your first leadership role.

Fulfilling children and young peoples’ mental, physical, social and emotional needs

Ensuring that children are the focus of our work and their voices must be central and heard in the work we do

Ensuring that outcomes meet the children's safeguarding needs

Why I enjoy working for Devon