Somerset County Council

Children in care


Foster carers and County Council staff work together sharing the responsibility of promoting and safeguarding the health and welfare of children and young people who are looked after.

All staff and carers work with, and look after, some of the most vulnerable individuals. Where possible, children who require placements are matched with a foster carer's skills and location, with the aim of keeping them in their local communities and schools. Some young people live in residential units.

Contact with parents and wider family is positively promoted where appropriate and there is high emphasis placed on the importance of education and healthy lifestyles for looked after children.


Contact: Children and Young People's Team
Address: Customer Contact, PO Box 618, Taunton, TA1 3WF
Phone: 0300 123 2224 (please select option 1)
Fax: 01823 321187

Opening Hours: Monday 8am to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed. 

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