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Social care and supporting families

Find out what benefits, services and help you can get for your family.

Keeping children safe

Hear about the wide range of ways that we keep children safe, on our blog

  • Early help for children and young people 

    Information on how to request help or support for children, young people and their families including the Request for Services (Early help) referral form

  • Jobs in children's social care 

    We want to recruit more people who, like us, are dedicated and determined to make a real, and positive change to people’s lives.

  • Help and support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 

    Help available from our Disabled Children’s Service if you have a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

  • Benefits for families 

    You may be able to claim benefits or get financial help

  • Free School Meals 

    Information on who can get free school meals and how to apply.


    If you're 19 and under and you look after someone at home, you can get help with care and your school work


    ‘Looked after’ children or young people can get help and services from us to keep them safe and happy and to make sure they are given opportunities to better themselves and reach their goals.

  • Domestic violence - help is available 

    Advice about domestic or sexual violence from a new service

  • Family Information Directory 

    Our Family Information Directory (FID) provides information on many useful local organisations and activities where you live.


    Contact us if you want to complain about the care of a child, adoption services, care and supervision orders or special guardianship support services.


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