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We have a responsibility to any child or young person whose health and welfare may suffer if they do not receive our help. They are Children in Need.

We provide a range of services to help children, young people and their families. The kind of help we offer depends on the situation.

Support for families

We provide a range of services to support families and to try to help them when they are experiencing difficulties.

Support for Families

Child protection

Child protection means protecting children from abuse. Child abuse of any kind is very serious and action must be taken quickly.

Child Protection

Services for disabled children and their families

We provide a range of services to help disabled children and their families. The kind of help we offer depends on the disability and the needs of the family.

Services for Disabled Children and their Families

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Looked After children

'Looked After' means cared for by us. These are services for children who cannot live with their own family, either temporarily or permanently.

'Looked After' children

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Services for young people leaving care

If you are leaving care or have recently left care, we can help you to become independent.

Services for young people leaving care

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Deaf children and their families

We might be able to provide services to help deaf children and their families.  The help we can provide includes lending you certain items of environmental equipment.

Deaf children and their families

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Standards

The standards you can expect from us in relation to services for children and families.

Standards

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Child care

This information can now be found on the national ChildcareLink website.

ChildcareLink website

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Pathfinder Children’s Trusts

Pathfinder Children’s Trusts are a way to support, develop and enhance the partnership of all the Public and Voluntary Sector Agencies providing services to Children.

Pathfinder Children’s Trusts

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Publications

View the list of County Council publications on social care and health subjects that are available to the public.

You can also see the list of publicly available policies and procedures that our adult social care staff work to.

Social care policies

You can see the policies that children's social care staff work to in our policy manual.

Benefits advice publications

Benefits advice publications from the Welfare Rights service, includes Benefits for Children with Disabilities, Disability Living Allowance for Children, and Education Benefits Factsheet.
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