Devon Integrated Children’s Services provide children’s health services across Devon.
We provide a wide range of children and young people’s services which look after the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people up to the age of 19 years old.
We have launched a single point of access for all of our children’s services, meaning that we can be contacted via one phone number and one address.
We have been offering care and support to children, families and carers since 2013 and have looked after more than half a million children in that time. We provide everything from public health nursing (also known as health visiting and school nursing), to specialist support for families with children with physical sensory or learning needs or disabilities. We also provide mental health and wellbeing services.
Our aim is to provide a joined up service to make sure you have all information and care you need. We believe the best way to do this is to look individually at every child and young person and to work in partnership with other organisations. By providing the right service to you at the right time we want to ensure that you feel supported and empowered to make informed choices.
Our vision is to provide a truly integrated service where every child, young person and parent or carer only has to tell their story once. We will achieve this by investing in projects such as our single point of access project, where (in very simple terms) you will have one point of contact to access the support you need.
Devon: our difference
Since 2013, we’ve been working hard to improve Children’s Services in Devon and we’re proud of what we’ve already achieved. Take a peek at how we’ve made sure that Devon feels the difference >
More information about our children and young people’s services:
- Empowering families – we’re empowering our families by working with the community. Our services are working with their local county councils and education services on the SEND Pathfinder (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) which allows individual integrated health, education and care plans. This includes enabling families that have a personal budget to meet the outcomes of their plan and give them direct control of their child’s health care.
- Responsive to you – we ask everyone using our service and their families for feedback on their experience so we can find out what we’re doing well and what we need to do better. We have a network of children and young people’s service leads to share examples of best practice and learn together.
- Safe and consistent – we have to meet rigorous Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards. We run our own internal inspections and have robust governance and reporting systems to monitor how all of our services are doing, so you can be confident that your care, safety and privacy are our absolute priorities.
Find our Devon children and young people’s services by using the map or read more about the Virgin Care difference.