Category Cllr Frances Nicholson

Over £8m invested in Children’s Futures

An £8m investment in Somerset children’s futures saw pupils and staff returning after the summer break through the doors of two brand new state of the art primary schools this week. Somerset County Council invested over £8m in building two brand new Primary Schools in Yeovil and Bridgwater, which will provide over 600 school places […]

All The Best On A-Level Results Day

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families joins family and friends to wish A level students the best of luck when receiving their results today (Thursday 17 August). Cllr Nicholson said: “Whilst summer can be a great time to relax and holiday for many of us, let’s not forget our students across the […]

Children In Care Achievements Celebrated

The achievements of Somerset children and young people in care have been celebrated at the 2017 Annual Achievement Awards in Bridgwater. Around 320 children were recognised for their efforts, through nominations from social and youth workers and other Children’s Services professionals. The children and young people, spanning toddlers to young adults, were commended across five […]

Parents Encouraged To Apply For Up To 30 hours of funded childcare

Somerset County Council is encouraging working parents to apply for up to 30 hours of funded childcare for three and four year olds. From September 2017, the Government is doubling the amount of funded childcare hours from 15 hours to 30 hours a week (for 38 weeks each year). The additional hours will support working […]

Have Fun At FREE Family Fun Day

Have fun, get information and meet others at a FREE family fun day for children and young people with a disability or additional need taking place in Street in July. Organised by Somerset County Council and taking place on Saturday 1 July from 10am to 2pm at Brookside Academy in Street, children and young people […]

Over 1000 Children Dance In Festival

More than 1,000 Somerset primary school children will be celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green this weekend. Now in its 43rd year, the Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival is being held on Saturday 17 June, with 53 schools participating. The schools meet at St Cuthbert’s Church yard, travel up the High […]

Celebrating Foster Carers Awards Event

The incredible hard work and dedication of local foster carers has been recognised at a special awards event this month. Over 70 foster carers attended the awards ceremony, held on Friday 9 June, having collectively given over 205 years to help improve the lives of children and young people in Somerset. Jane and Roy Bollen […]

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Halcon Youth Club achieves quality award

The Halcon Youth Club in Taunton has achieved Somerset County Council’s ‘Safe and Welcoming’ award. The ‘Safe and Welcoming’ benchmark scheme accredits the club’s safe practice and appeal to young people. To achieve the award the club had to build a portfolio of statements, policies, health and safety practice and building safety details. Cllr Frances […]

Big leap forward for new Kingfisher school

Moves to bring a new school site to Yeovil have taken a huge leap forward following a decision by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today (26.09.16). Members unanimously gave Futures for Somerset the green light to build the new 14-class Kingfisher primary school in Lufton in northwest Yeovil. Futures for Somerset will be responsible for overseeing […]

**EVENT POSTPONED** Professionals urged to attend private fostering event

**This event has been postponed until further notice – we’ll publicise the new date soon!** Do you work in health, education or social care, or with children? Somerset County Council is urging professionals in these fields to attend an event about private fostering to find out what their responsibilities are to privately-fostered children. The event, […]