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 topic homepage at Education and Families 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 in care

    Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our care

  • children’s centres

    Children’s centres offer advice and support for parents and carers of children aged 0-4

  • 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

  • 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 teams

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