Tag Archives: young people

Leader of Council helps raise awareness of child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is happening in Somerset. That’s the uncompromising message Somerset County Council is helping to spread as part of a new campaign to raise awareness of this devastating form of abuse affecting children and young people. The council is working with Avon & Somerset Police and other partners to increase public understanding of […]

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 […]

Somerset County Council celebrates Duke of Edinburgh’s Award licence

Somerset County Council (SCC) is celebrating having been awarded their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) operating licence for another three years at an awards ceremony at St James’s Palace in London.

Young volunteers celebrate their success

Young people from all over Somerset who had spent their summer volunteering in libraries celebrated their achievements recently at Wookey Hole Caves.

Is your social worker special? Nominations for new award now open

Children and young people supported by Somerset Children’s Social Care can now say a big thank you to their social worker with a new award. Somerset County Council’s annual Staff Awards will take place in January, with a new Children & Young Person’s Social Worker of the Year category added to the long list of […]

Somerset County Council celebrates improved GCSE results for 2015

Somerset students and teachers have made the County the fourth most improved local education authority for GCSEs this year, according to provisional figures.

Young person gives social care staff the best recognition

A Senior Social Work Assistant at Somerset County Council has received the very best acclaim for a Children’s Social Care professional – personal thanks from the young person she has supported. Teresa Baughan works with Somerset County Council’s Safeguarding Team in Bridgwater and had been working with a young person who had recently suffered a […]

New Benchmark Scheme to help quality check Somerset’s youth clubs

Somerset’s youth clubs will need to meet new quality standards from this month. The County Council’s Somerset Youth and Community Service launched its ‘Benchmark Scheme’ last year, and from this month all clubs that receive funding from the service will need to have achieved level one of this scheme. The Benchmark Scheme is broken down […]

New manifesto for Somerset’s Youth Parliament

The Somerset UK Youth Parliament has launched its manifesto for the 2015-2017 term of office. Nationally, the UK Youth Parliament has 600 elected MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament) aged 11-18. It provides opportunities for young people to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change. This includes producing a national manifesto that […]

£35,000 boost for youth clubs in Somerset

Over a dozen Somerset youth clubs have been boosted with grant funding from Somerset County Council. 14 youth clubs from across the County will receive a share of £35,000 to help run popular sessions for young people. The County Council grants are matched by over £81,000 in locally raised funding and hundreds of hours in […]