News

Welcome to the news page! Okay, maybe a news page isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but it will help you to keep up to date with all the latest information and groups going on in Devon.


Social distancing guidance for young people

5th June 2020

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The government has produced new guidance about what you can do to stay alert and safe during as we move into the next phase of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Learn more about the measures


Mental Health Awareness Week

18th May 2020

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems.

More details here


“A National Voice” – Campaign to improve the care system

13th May 2020

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“A National Voice” (ANV) is a national Children in Care council that aims to improve the care system through the voices of care experienced young people.

Get your voice heard!


Mental health support and advice

12th May 2020

It’s important that we all look after ourselves during these extraordinary times, especially our mental health. If you need help, there’s plenty of support out there for you.

Discover what support is available


Mind Of My Own’s mindfulness plan

28th April 2020

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To help overcome the challenges of coronavirus, the Mind Of My Own team have been working on an amazing mindfulness project to help you stay engaged while stuck indoors.

Learn more about the project


Personal Education Plans

17th April 2020

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Coronavirus is having a big impact on everyone’s lives, but the Virtual School are trying to keep things as normal as possible.

Find out about changes to PEPs during the outbreak


Weekly art competitions

7th April 2020

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We’ve launched weekly art competitions to help you stay in touch with your creative side during the coronavirus lockdown.

Learn more about our art competitions


Children in Care Nurses

3rd April 2020

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During the coronavirus outbreak Children in Care Nurses continue to be available to offer support with any health queries.

Contact details available here


The Rees Foundation

2nd April 2020

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We know lockdown can be a stressful time! If you need extra support, you can always contact the Rees Foundation.

More details about the Rees Foundation can be found here


COVID-19 and virtual groups

30th March 2020

The Participation Team are now running virtual groups and online activities!

Find out more about our virtual groups


Ofsted inspection

17th March 2020

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At the beginning of 2020, Ofsted carried out a three-week inspection of Children’s Services at Devon County Council.

Read more about the Ofsted inspection


Website improvements

1st March 2020

We have started work on tidying up and improving our website. Over time the site had become a bit of a jumble sale, and we know it’s important that information is easy to find, easy to understand and accurate!

Please stick with us while we do some of the essential work over the coming weeks.

If you have come here to find something but are having difficulties please email us at participation@devon.gov.uk, and we’ll be happy to help.