Tag Archives: Early Help

It’s OK to ask for help

“It’s ok to ask for help” – that’s the message from organisations and agencies across Somerset who have a part to play in supporting children and families. It’s not unusual for many families to find themselves struggling at some stage. And, it’s important that those families feel confident enough to come forward and ask for […]

New getset service proposals

New proposals for part of the County Council’s getset Service were discussed this morning. Following a public consultation, the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee heard that the revised approach would see getset continue to provide some of its support for families with additional needs until March next year. Between now and March 2020, the service […]

Consultation launched on proposed changes to services and support for Children and Families

Somerset County Council is seeking views on proposals to change the support it provides to some children and families. The proposals would stop the Council’s getset Service contribution to support for families needing a little extra help – usually short-term – to tackle a particular problem and get back on track. Support provided by other […]

New nursery comes to Neroche

Somerset County Council is pleased to announce the opening of ‘First Friends’, a new nursery facility based at Neroche School in Broadway, llminster An official opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday November 7 at 3.00 pm and will be attended by Gemma Verdon, Junior Member for Children and local County Councillor Linda Piggott-Vijey. The […]

Launch of new Threshold guidance aims to embed Early Help

The Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is today launching new guidance for professionals and managers to make sure help is available for children, young people and families as soon as it’s needed. The guidance aims to further establish the principles of Early Help for all those who support children, young people and their families in […]

Schools join forces to improve outcomes for vulnerable children

Nearly 300 professionals who work with children and young people came together during the autumn term with a joint ambition of improving outcomes for vulnerable children in Somerset. The recent events brought a number of partner agencies together, including schools from across Somerset, to share the good practice going on to try and narrow the […]

On your marks, ‘getset’, go!

An exciting new approach to supporting families and children launches in Somerset this week. ‘getset’ is the County Council’s new name for Early Help Services – the help and support available to children, young people and families. It’s also a new approach to close partnership working, built on the principle that a little help at […]