Children's Social Care
Children's Social Care works with parents, carers and young people in a partnership to offer advice and support. It also works in partnership with, and may refer to, other services and community groups, including education, health, housing, benefits agencies and the police. It provides a range of services including specialist services.
You can find out more about Children's Social Care on the Somerset County Council website.
Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) information about the legal meaning of social care provision: What is Social Care Provision
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN&D)
This service provides support to children and young people from a variety of support services including
- Autism and communication team
- Educational psychology
- Sensory, physical and medical support service
- Learning support (including dyslexia)
Contact Children's Social Care
Somerset Disabled Children and Young People's Service
Somerset's Disabled Children and Young People's Service offer a range of support, information and advice. The team works closely with colleagues in the health and Special Educational Needs services. Services include emotional and physical support, including Equipment, Short Breaks and Autism outreach.
Resource team for children with disabilities
The team provides services for children with disabilities and their families in Somerset. They aim to meet the needs of families through signposting, information sharing, training and non-residential short breaks.
For more information see the Disabled Children and Young People's Service webpage on the Somerset County Council website.
Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion for health and social care. The aim of Healthwatch Somerset is to give individuals and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided locally. They want to hear from you about your experiences so that they can tell services your needs and create the best local services. You can use the website to rate a service or share your views.