Tag Archives: Cllr Frances Nicholson

Family Support Service: next steps considered

Plans for a new Family Support Service will be discussed at Somerset County Council next week. The Council’s Children’s Services are looking to develop the service to help make support for families and children as accessible as possible for those who need it most. It would bring together the Council’s getset service (which includes Children’s […]

Help available for young carers

Over 200 young carers regularly receive help and support from Somerset County Council – but it is keen to reach others. Young carers are unpaid carers under 18 who give their time to provide regular care for a disabled or unwell relative, whilst also attending school and managing the usual changes of growing up. Somerset […]

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 […]

GCSE Students Hard Work Celebrated

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families has applauded the hard work of Somerset students who today (Thursday 24 August) receive their GCSE results. Cllr Frances Nicholson said: “Every year young people, their families and schools anxiously wait for these results. I want to say well done to the young people and pay […]

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 […]

Spiderman opens annual camping trip for children with autism

To the amazement of 35 children Spiderman opened this year’s annual CAOTfest, a Somerset County Council organised camping trip for children with autism and their families. The fun filled four day camping trip (1-4 August), arranged by the Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT), is a chance for children with autism and their families to have […]

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 […]

Events to give a voice to parent carers

Parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are invited to events across the county to share their views, ask questions and find out more about SEND in Somerset. Taking place throughout June, parents can find out at the events how SEND services are delivered in Somerset. They can speak to volunteers and […]

Foster carers tell it like it is – for Somerset Fostering Week

Somerset foster carers give an honest account of the ‘Top Ten’ qualities people need to be amazing carers, to celebrate Somerset Fostering Week (23-29 January 2017). Over 250 households or families foster for Somerset County Council and work tirelessly to make a difference to children’s lives. For Somerset Fostering Week a selection of foster carers […]