Family Life

More child and parent foster carers needed in Devon

There’s a shortage of specialist ‘child and parent’ foster carers in Devon, working alongside birth parents to help them develop their parenting skills and keeping them together as a family.

The first few months of parenthood are a crucial time, and many people...




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Debra draws on her experience during lockdown to create new children's book.

Written and illustrated by Debra Wellington of Exmouth, The animal says… certainly would not have happened had it not been for lockdown. This gave Debra a chance to focus on her own art and ideas, something she’d not been able to do for years.

The animal says... brings ten animals to life with fun facts and colourful engaging illustrations for babies and young readers. Debra says: "...

Everything to know about parental responsibility in the UK

There are strict laws regarding parental possession of the child in the UK. You may be new to the place or do not know the Parental Responsibility laws barring you from seeking possession of your child.

We get you and are here to help. Find everything about Parental Responsibility in this article.


Parental responsibility can be described as "all the powers,...

10 Interesting ways to spend time with elderly family members

If you have elderly family members, you might find it hard to find something that you could do together. Your interests are likely to differ significantly, preventing both of you from doing and talking about things you like most.

Fortunately, there are quite a few things that can help you connect with one another and spend time having fun. Do you want to know what they are? If so,...

Isobel Burton and mum, Louise

Stunning set of GCSE results at South Devon High School

Students celebrate another year of exceptional GCSE results at South Devon High School

South Devon High School is celebrating a stunning set of GCSE results with 81 per cent of all English entries graded 9-4 (old grades A*- C) and a massive 85 per cent of all maths entries graded 9-4.

Students achieved highly across a wide range of subjects. 92 per cent of entries in Computer...

A Sims recreation of The Shaftesbury by @The.Sims_.Sisters

Local housebuilder gives South West gamers the opportunity to put their skills to the test and design a home in a new competition

Worried about how much time your child (or spouse) spends gaming? Well worry no more ─ a local housebuilder has come up with the productive solution for gamers this summer, and it could just help them discover their dream career.

Whether it’s Minecraft, The Sims, Roblox or even Animal Crossing, Redrow is calling for gamers across the country to digitally recreate one if its homes or...

South Devon College Student - Owen Keith

Clearing doesn't mean you have to leave home...

When A level results come out on August 10, more than three quarters of students who want to go to university are likely to get into their first choice. But not everyone will have secured their places – but it doesn’t mean you won’t get a degree if you still want to, or travel far from home to get one.

Last year, a record number of students – more than 70,000 - found university places...

Summer Holiday Club is back!

Wild East Devon's adventurous summer holiday club is now open for bookings.

Based at Seaton Wetlands, the holiday club for 7-11 year olds runs for 2 separate weeks in August. Week one takes place from 2nd to 6th August. Week two takes place from 16th to 20th August. It costs £35 per day or if you book for a whole week, there's a 15% discount.

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Emergency foster carers needed for Devon’s most vulnerable children

Devon County Council’s fostering service, Fostering Devon, is calling for people to consider offering emergency foster care to vulnerable children.

The new ‘Emergency Bed Scheme’ provides rapid support for children and young people, aged between 0 and 18 years old, who are unable to remain living in their current home and need an immediate place of safety at a time of crisis....

Devon adoption agencies need families for brothers and sisters who need to stay together

Just under half of children waiting for adoption are in family groups of two or more with 20 groups waiting in Devon

Latest figures show there are currently 2,020 children waiting to be adopted in England and, of those, 44% are in family groups of two or more. Groups of children wait an average of 17 months to be adopted, which is 36% longer (135 days more) than individual children. More than...

More protection for Plymouth children, Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership, NSPCC

More protection for Plymouth children as Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership joins forces with the NSPCC

Delivery drivers, community volunteers and those working in trades are just some of the professionals the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership is asking to undertake free online training to help spot child abuse and neglect in the city.

Joining forces with the NSPCC they aim to provide workers with knowledge on how to potentially spot signs of child abuse, through the charity’s...

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