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Our priority is to improve the best start in life for children in Devon. Portage is one of a number of services that provide an important part of the specialist service offer in the early years, for children whose needs are complex and benefit from early support.

Giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health inequalities across their life course. Our ambition is to ensure Portage Services are able to develop greater linkage with other co-dependant service such as Public Health Nursing, Children’s Centres, Education Support Services and, Early Years settings. We also want to ensure that the service aligns to the vision set out in the SEND strategy (hyperlink) . This service forms part of the Local Offer of services and therefore we have a duty to consult on any changes.

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