Local authorities are responsible for the safety and welfare of all children in their area. But safeguarding children and protecting them is everyone's responsibility. Everyone has a role to play.
There is lots of information about the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards on the County Council website.
There is lots of guidance, information and links to useful websites in this section and through the 'Find services' section of this site.
Somerset Safeguarding Children's Board