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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information and advice

Children, young people and families

Concerned about a child?

If you are concerned that a child is at risk of abuse, please tell us about it.

Find out what types of concerns you should report, and what we will do on our website.

Further help and guidance on safeguarding children in the region is available from the Bath and North East Somerset Community Safety and Safeguarding Partnership (BCSSP)

In the event of an emergency, always call the Police on 999

Mental health support

For young people of secondary school age

Duty school nurses are available for telephone support and advice, Monday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm. Young people can use this confidential telephone service to talk to a school nurse about any concerns they have over their health and well-being.

If you live in the Bath area, call 01225 83 16 66, or if you live in the Midsomer Norton/Radstock area call 01761 40 81 11

There is also a confidential texting service called ChatHealth, which you can use anonymously. Just text 07480635513 to start talking.

Children's Centres

Our Children's Centres (Radstock, Keynsham, Bath Children and Family Centre and St Martin’s, Bath) are currently ONLY open to provide reduced Family Support, Health Visiting and social care services to families with children up to eight years old. Services include telephone or online support, and the distribution of essential supplies to self-isolating families. All regular groups and courses have been postponed until further notice.

Contact our Children's Centre staff

Phone Bath Children and Family Centre on 01225 39 66 62, St Martin’s 01225 39 60 04, Radstock 01225 39 66 60 or Keynsham  01225 39 54 00. Alternatively, email brightstartcc@bathnes.gov.uk, or go to our Facebook page.