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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.

Fostering and Adoption

Find out 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.  Search our on-line directory to find a list of Ofsted registered childminders, pre-schools and nurseries.

Youth services and activities

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

North Somerset online directory

Search our online directory to find childcare, information, support and activities for the whole family.

Local Offer and Early Help

Search our Local Offer for services for children, young people who have disabilities and special educational needs. Early Help services can be delivered to parents, children or whole families, but their main focus is to improve outcomes for children. 

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.