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Children's social care

Picture of three children smilingThis section of the site offers information about health and social care services that we provide for children, young people and their families.

For information on schools, support for learning, childcare and activities for children and young people, please see our Learning pages.

Please use the links on the left or below to navigate through our pages.

Working in children's social care

If you're interested in working for us in one of our social care teams, check out for all of our current vacancies. We are also currently recruiting for several other positions in our services that work with children and families. This link will open in a new window.

Policies and guidance

Some of our policies and guidance are listed in the "downloadable documents" box below. If you would like more information on our policies please contact us using the details below.

Healthwatch Southampton

Healthwatch Southampton is the new consumer champion for health and social care in Southampton. It gives children, young people and adults a powerful voice – making sure your views and experiences are heard by those who run, plan and regulate health and social care services.

There are three main elements to the service:

  • gathering views and influencing commissioners
  • signposting to social care and health services
  • NHS complaints advocacy service. (this link opens in a new window)

Downloadable documents

Icon Name of file Size Download time
PDF document 16 plus carers Financial framework 60 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Fostering Finance Document 206 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Friends and Family Care Guide to Carers 116 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Short Breaks Statement 2014 2780 KB 11secs @ 2Mbps
Link to download Adobe Acrobat if required

Contact information