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COVID-19: Coronavirus advice
Guidance for Educational Settings
Please refer to updated DfE Guidance for schools which provides detailed advice on the above: COVID-19: guidance for educational settings
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The DfE have launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
- Phone: 0800 046 8687 Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
DfE Voucher scheme launches for schools providing free school meals
Weekly shopping vouchers worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus – read more information on the DfE website.
See also the guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Free School Meals – application process
The Free School Meals service is still operating – schools can keep up to date with the latest service alerts and announcements through the DCC support for schools webpages. Schools should be aware that there have been some scam emails doing the rounds which relate to free school meals.
Coronavirus useful links (Inside Devon):
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for Devon
- Guidance for staff and managers
- Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision, including list of key workers
Operation Encompass and COVID-19
During these unsettling times the safeguarding and support of children through Operation Encompass remains a high priority for Devon and Cornwall Police. Read more about what this means in practice in the current situation of closed schools.
DAPH & DASH Summer Briefing – 6 May 2020
15 & 16 October 2020 at Saunton Sands Hotel, North Devon
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Worth Less? Fair Funding – Challenges in Devon Schools
f40 Campaign Group
f40 represents a group of the lowest funded education authorities in England where government-set cash allocations for primary and secondary pupils are the lowest in the country. Read more about f40.