Somerset County Council

Children With Disabilities Service


Somerset's Children with Disabilities 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:

  • Children's Social Care Disability Service

  • Social Care Disability Early Support Services

  • Short Breaks Service

  • Children’s Autism Outreach Team (for children up to age 13)

  • Somerset Supporter Service

  • Direct Payment Scheme

  • Emotional Support

  • Occupational Therapy Service - specialist environmental and functional assessors in the home, school, respite and other venues

  • Home Care

  • Short Break Care

Please use the contact information below to find out more.

Making payments for activities

If you have received confirmation from:

  • the Short Breaks Team
  • Childrens Autism Outreach Team (CAOT)

about an activity day booking with a reference number you can use the form below to complete your payment.

Make a payment


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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