The Somerset Offer to Parents



In Somerset we want to ensure that if parents need information and advice about any aspect of parenting that they know where to access it and that information and support is offered in a way that enables parents to:

  • lead the way with matters concerning their children

  • feel valued for the role they have in bringing up their children

  • feel supported by the community around them

  • feel confident to seek help as soon as they need it

  • access parenting support that is non-judgmental

  • be empowered and challenged to meet their responsibilities 

Somerset County Council and our Partner Organisations will:

  • offer services that parents want to use, delivered by a well-qualified and well supported workforce
  • promote choices and be respectful and responsive to the wishes of parents
  • be respectful of the diverse cultural needs of parents when planning and providing support
  • offer a range of appropriate and proportionate interventions in response to family circumstances and needs
  • deliver services that show evidence of good outcomes
  • work together and communicate well in order to avoid duplication and make sure that services are accessible to everyone who needs them