Somerset County Council

Disabled Children and Young People's Service


Somerset's Disabled Children and Young People's Service offer a range of support, information and advice outlined below. 

We believe that the basic needs for disabled children are no different from those of any other child. But we recognise that some disabled children have additional needs, or face additional barriers which inhibit and prevent their inclusion in society. And it is those children, that we endeavour to support.

The team works closely with colleagues in the health and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services.

This service covers:

  • Eligibility for support

  • Direct Payment Scheme

  • Emotional Support

  • Equipment – Occupational Therapy (OT) Service

  • Home Care

  • Short Break Care

  • Somerset Short Breaks Team

  • Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT)

  • Somerset Supporter Service

Please use the contact information below to find out more.


Contact: Children and Young People's Team
Address: Customer Contact, PO Box 618, Taunton, TA1 3WF
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Fax: 01823 321187
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.


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