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’s centres

            Children’s centres offer advice and support for parents and carers of children aged 0-8

          • 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 Service

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