Tag Archives: Julian Wooster

Foster Carers out in force at Half Marathon

From beginners to race veterans, Somerset County Council staff and Foster Carers came out in force running in the Yeovil Half Marathon on Sunday (31 March), to encourage everyone to help vulnerable Somerset children. A fifty-strong team ran wearing ‘Fostering in Somerset’ vests to raise awareness on fostering, while fostering staff and foster carers were […]

‘Lean on Me’ sing Somerset foster carers

Today (18 March) Somerset foster carers and Somerset County Council staff took part in a ‘flash mob’ in the heart of Taunton to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in the county. Joined by Taunton community choir ‘Company of Voices’, the group sang Bill Withers’ classic song ‘Lean on Me’ to highlight […]

Children’s Services Director celebrates Buddy’s success

Volunteer mentors helping troubled or struggling young people get on the right track have been celebrated for their good work.  Somerset County Council’s Buddy Project gives vulnerable children and young adults the support they need to pursue education, employment, or training. The project has a ‘secret force’ of some 140 county-wide volunteers, who have helped […]

County Council accepts the need for rapid improvement after critical Ofsted report

Somerset County Council is restating its commitment to rapid improvement of Children’s Services after fully accepting a critical Ofsted report. “We fully accept the key findings of this Ofsted inspection and the short-comings it highlights,” said Julian Wooster, Director of Children’s Services. “Services are not good enough and improvements need to be made quickly and […]

New Director of Children’s Services

Somerset County Council has appointed a new permanent Director of Children’s Services. Julian Wooster is currently the Director of Children’s and Adults’ Services at Portsmouth City Council and will take up his new role in Somerset in the spring. Cllr John Osman, Leader of Somerset County Council, said: “Nothing is more important than the safety […]