Children and families

Support for parents and carers

Contact us if you need support with parenting or you think that your child needs some help from us.

Adoption, fostering and private fostering

How to adopt or foster in Bristol and support for children who are adopted or living in foster care.

Caring for a family or friend’s child

There’s a range of legal options you can consider when looking after a family or friend’s child.

Report a concern about a child

If you have any concerns about a child or young person please do not leave it to someone else to deal with.

Disabled Children's Services

Information for children and young people who have extra support needs like a learning disability, physical disability, autistic spectrum disorder or special educational needs.

Children in employment

Children can be employed in certain occupations from 13 to 16 years old.

Complain or comment about children's social care services

You can make a complaint or leave feedback about children's social care services online.