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Support for children and young people Function

Advice for young people (700) Service

Integrated advice, guidance and access to personal development opportunities for young people aged between 13 and 19 to help them make a smooth transition to adulthood and working life

Chaperone service (631) Service

A child taking part in a performance, which can include TV or filming, theatre, sporting activities or modelling, will require chaperoning. Chaperones employed by the local education authority should have passed all necessary checks for working with children

Child assessment order (1780) Service

The council can apply for a child assessment order where they consider that a child may be vulnerable and potentially at risk or suffering from physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Child employment registration (1726) Service

When a child of compulsory school age is employed to work after school, at weekends or during school holidays, the law states that they must be registered for work with their local authority, who will issue a work permit. - See more at: http://www.devon.gov.uk/child_employment

Child poverty needs assessment (1676) Service

A child poverty needs assessment is carried out by a council to identify the causes of child poverty and the outcomes for children living in poverty in the council area. It helps to build an understanding of the experiences of families living in poverty and how it relates to risk factors and outcomes.

Child poverty strategy (1677) Service

Development and implementation of a strategy to reduce child poverty in the local area.

Children's centres (53) Service

Children's centres are usually open to all parents, carers and children and provide early learning and full day care for pre-school children. They also provide help and advice on child and family health, parenting, money, training and employment to parents and carers.

Family information services (1579) Service

The Family Information Service (FIS) provides information and advice to parents and carers on a wide-range of issues affecting every day family life to families with children and young people aged between 0 and 20 years of age.

Family support groups and organisations (831) Service

Organisations and support groups providing information and advice to families. Support can range from parenting groups to individual professional advice.

HIV / AIDS support for children and young people (246) Service

Support for children and the families of children living with HIV and AIDS to ensure that children with HIV and their families receive the best support to live their lives as they would choose..

Integrated family support (1772) Service

The integrated family support service aims to make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children and families living in the council area. It brings together professionals from various backgrounds to provide intensive support, particularly giving parental support for adults and families. This type of service aims to bring about family lifestyle changes to enhance child welfare and keep families together.

Preventative services for children and young people (837) Service

The aim of pre-crime prevention scheme is identifying children and young people who are at high risk of offending and helping them to avoid entering the youth justice system.

Sensory rooms and activities (1787) Service

Sensory rooms and facilities where children or adults with a disability or special needs can explore and develop their senses and skills. Features can include: soft play areas, padded floors and walls and interactive equipment.

Short breaks (1790) Service

Short breaks enable children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs to join in with safe, fun and interesting activities and to give parents or full-time carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring.

Speech, language and communication therapy (1788) Service

Work with children who have difficulties with speech, language or communication to improve their behaviour and ability to socialise

Young carers support (300) Service

Support, information and advice for young carers and their families. The service provides recreational respite, advocacy, a befriending service and therapeutic support to young people who have caring responsibilities for a relative with a long-term illness or disability.

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