And on Friday I was delighted to visit Teignbridge’s Children’s Centre, which is Action for Children’s Early Help Hub for Newton Abbot. Frankly the work they have done with over 4,000 families this year is phenomenal, providing families with support while waiting for SEND diagnosis, safeguarding children from domestic abuse, and helping children ensure they are ready to make the most of their education. They expect an additional 500 referrals from December to March when their current contract ends. This contract is to be extended for a further year, during which the service is to be reviewed. This service is vital and I have made clear to Devon County Council my views! Retention is not optional!