With children and young people back in the classroom, and more mixing now possible with a change to the guidance around things like bubbles, we're seeing a rise in coronavirus cases among the school-age population, and it's likely that this will continue.
In almost all of the cases the young person has shown no sign of having the virus, or only very mild symptoms.
This week parents and guardians of young people aged 12 to 15 years old are being contacted to ask for their consent for the COVID-19 vaccination ahead of the jabs beginning to be administered in schools next week.
Alternative arrangements will be made to ensure those not in school are offered the vaccine, including those who are home schooled or in secure services.
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Children and young people subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation in Devon are being offered new support through a pilot programme launched by a leading children’s charity.
The Children’s Society’s new Support Rethought programme, funded by the Home Office’s Child Sexual Abuse Support Services Transformation Fund, is offering one-to-one support to 8-18-year-olds in the areas...