Tag Archives: Children Looked After

Somerset steps up to social work recruitment challenge

Somerset County Council is bidding for funding for a follow-up to its successful initiative to train children’s social workers. In January 2017, the Council will find out if central government has supported its bid to offer the Step Up to Social Work Programme for the second time. The programme encourages anyone with experience of working […]

Somerset young people speak up at Parliament

For some, a trip to London might involve a spot of shopping, taking in a West End show and travelling by tube. But for three Somerset youngsters, a recent trip to the capital gave them a chance to have their voices heard at Parliament. Members of the Somerset in Care Council (SiCC) and Leaving Care […]

Somerset children launch Foster Care Fortnight 2016!

*Foster Care Fortnight, Monday 16 to Sunday 29 May 2016* An exuberant art exhibition created by Somerset 11 to 16 year olds who are currently in care is launching Foster Care Fortnight 2016. On Monday 16 May the children and young people’s ‘Dreams and Aspirations’ exhibition opens to the public for three weeks at Taunton’s […]