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Children, young people and families

Child protection

Report concerns about a child who might be at risk of being ill-treated or neglected

Services for disabled children

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

North Somerset online directory and the Local Offer

Search our online directory to find childcare, information, support and activities for the whole family. The Local Offer brings together services for children and young people who have disabilities and/or special educational needs

Early Help

Early Help is for children and young people and their families who may need extra support with parenting, education, employment, healthy living, emotional wellbeing, managing finances or preventing anti-social behaviour

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 what they offer. 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 to keep your child fit and healthy 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

Our practitioners support families to learn and play together, helping parents recognise and celebrate their children’s success through a structured teaching programme

Children's licences and permits

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