Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 27 May means all rubbish and recycling collections will be one day later that week, including Friday collections taking place on Saturday 1 June.
Recycling and rubbish collection days are changing for some households in Mendip and South Somerset. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.



In an emergency always contact the police by dialling 999

If you are worried about a child or young person who could be in danger, please contact:

You can contact the police directly by dialling 101 and they will discuss with Children’s Social Care what action should be taken.

They will always deal with calls in the strictest confidence.

If you would like to speak to a social worker outside of office hours please phone the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 123 2327

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Abuse and neglect can affect a child at any age. The abuse can be so damaging that some children may take a long time to recover. In some cases, the effects of the abuse will stay with them forever.

A webinar has been developed by the Educational Psychology Service in collaboration with the Somerset Parent Carer Forum as part of a Public Health project. It is for parents and carers who want to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or support their child(ren) to heal from previous adversity.

More information

You can find more information on the Report a child at risk page.

You can also find information about keeping children safe in Somerset on the Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

Last reviewed: December 6, 2023 by Helly

Next review due: June 6, 2024

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