Children, young people and families

Child safeguarding

Find out more about our child safeguarding services on our dedicated website, and report concerns about a child who might be at risk of abuse

Services for disabled children

Find out about short breaks for disabled children and how we support children with disabilities and special educational needs

SEND Hub (Local Offer)

Our SEND Hub has lots of useful information about special educational needs and disabilities and explains what support is available in North Somerset

Early Help

Find out more about our Early Help service, which provides extra support for young people and families

Fostering and adoption

Find information on how to adopt or foster a child or young person in North Somerset

Children's centres and childcare

Find your local children's centre and get information about the different types of childcare and how to become a childminder

Health and wellbeing for the under 5s

Where to get advice and support for very young children, including breastfeeding support, speech therapy, and parenting programmes

Youth services

Information on careers advice for young people, mentoring, and court procedures for young offenders

Portage and inclusion

Find out more about our practitioner service, which supports families to learn and play together through structured teaching

Children's licences and permits

Find out about the minimum ages children can work and how to apply for licences

Ofsted report - children's services

Ofsted have published their report following the inspection of our children’s services in March 2023.