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Social care and wellbeing for children, young people and families

Advice and support for children, young people, families, their networks and others who support them.

Our work is about doing what matters to make things better for children, young people and families.

All children, young people, and their families are unique, with different backgrounds, strengths, needs, worries and aspirations. This means the support a child or young person needs whilst growing up, or when things are not going so well, will also be unique to them.

We have developed an approach that aims to provide children and families with the right support at the right time, and work with children and young people under the age of 25, to help them identify their needs and what matters to them.

Our front door to this help is the 'Single Point of Contact (SPOC)'

Contact SPOC Swansea Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

Coronavirus and social care updates

Updates on how social care services will be affected by coronavirus.

Search for advice and support

We have provided a list of local and national organisations which could offer you further advice and support.

Swansea Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

Families living in Swansea can contact SPOC themselves to ask for help or advice.

Caring for a child you already know

Information about family and friends foster care, special guardianship orders and private fostering.

Disabled children and young people

Social Services Child Disability Team works with children and young people who have moderate to severe disabilities.

Children and young people in Swansea

We want children and young people in Swansea to have a flying start in life, be healthy, be safe in the home, in school and the wider community, be educated, enjoy life, have a voice and make a positive contribution to help improve Swansea.

Safeguarding children

Making sure that children are safe and protected is everyone's responsibility. This is also known as safeguarding children.

Children who are 'looked after'

Information about how children and young people are 'looked after' by the local authority.

Young carers and young adult carers

A young carer is a child or young person whose life is affected by looking after someone with a disability or a long term illness, often taking on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.