SEND – During School Closure

Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic Children & Family Health Devon have made some changes to the way that they deliver services.  Some services will continue but may be provided in a different way and all non-critical services have stopped for now. They do not know yet when normal services will resume.

These changes have been made in order to keep you and their staff safe and follow the nationally published guidance for community services. They understand that this is a very unsettling time and have added a number of resources to their website to help and support you during this time.

You will also find a weekly round-up of information for families of children with additional needs on Signpost Plus.

If you need to contact them please email us at or telephone 03300 245 321.

The School Nursing Service provides information and support to school-aged children and their families who live in Devon or who attend a Devon school.


This book has been illustrated by Axel Scheffler – you may have seen his illustrations in the Gruffalo books.

Written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts
Consultant: Professor Graham Medley
Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling,
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Speech Link Multimedia Ltd are a team of speech and language therapists, educators and software engineers who develop Speech Link and Language Link, packages of assessments and interventions.

New DiAS information about the impact of coronavirus for families with a child with SEND.

DiAS have had quite a few questions from parents and carers about that changes taking place at school and in wider SEND services during coronavirus. They have published two new pages on theirr website to help and support you:

 Questions and Answers about coronavirus, school, education and SEND

– Useful resources, including information for children and young people, resources to help with anxiety, home learning resources and support for parents.

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Devon’s Local Offer also has information about Devon services and support which is updated regularly. You can subscribe for updates on the website.