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Support and training around complex emotional needs and relationships for professionals and carers of children looked after, care leavers, and kinship.

Who are we?

A multi-disciplinary and county wide team, made up of social workers, and professional practitioners such as psychotherapists, psychologists, and speech and language specialists.

Our thoughts…

Strong systems are vital in supporting the complex emotional needs of our children and young people, and relationships are the most crucial part of recovery from developmental trauma. The team’s approach is informed by attachment, systemic, psychoanalytic & trauma theories.

What do we do?

We provide support and training to foster carers, special guardians, and the workforce. We also provide informal consultations, and clinical and therapeutically informed work with young people.

Who do we work with?

  • All of children’s social care workforce
  • Looked after children, care leaver’s and kinship families
  • Education and health
  • Birth parents
  • Independent providers

How can we help?

We can help professionals and carers to understand and consider the impact of a child’s lived experiences, by providing advice and guidance, or undertaking or supporting direct work.

How do I refer?

Email us. We will offer you an informal consultation, and a chance to find out more information about the child, and your concerns.

Type of provision

Universal - This is for everyone, including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Contact details

Email EHWteam@somerset.gov.uk

Centre information

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access No

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