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Links to sites which provide useful and interesting resources and information for young people and adults who work with them.

Please note:  SCC are not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we provide a link and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.


 undefined getset is what Somerset County Council is starting to call the early help and support for children, young people and their families in Somerset.  getset will bring together all the other help that's available for anyone with children aged under 19. We are working with partners to offer extra support that people want in their local area. Anything from help with school attendance and healthy eating, to advice on finding a job and understanding what benefits you're entitled to.

 undefined C&SH tells you where to find information and support about many aspects of sexual health including contraception, unplanned pregnancy and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.  It also has some good information about taking care of yourself. Why not try the sexual health quiz and check out your knowledge?

 undefined If you're a young person living in Somerset you may find that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning your sexuality or gender identity can be difficult. The 2BU site is here to help give you some answers and some support if you feel you want it.  It's also here to help parents and teachers understand what is going on for LGB young people.

Participation Works is a consortium of six leading children and young people's organisations that provides expert advice to anyone wanting to give a voice to children and young people.

Stand Against Violence (SAV) is a UK registered charity which exists to prevent violence. We do this through education and by raising awareness. SAV demonstrates the consequences of violence and equips youngsters to handle potentially violent situations by using compelling and participative educational techniques

Young People Frome exists to represent the needs of young people in Frome and the surrounding area, by drawing together all agencies involved in working with young people in Frome and the surrounding area, to share ideas resources and training opportunities.  YPF is a non-profit making community based organisation, funded in the main by grants from Frome Town Council.


This website is hosted by Public Health Somerset's Children and Young People's team to support schools, colleges, getset services, childrens' centres and the wider children and young people's workforce to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Somerset.

Created by young people for young people, the ‘Rise Above' website aims to build emotional resilience in individuals aged 11 to 16 by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions, and help deal with the pressures of growing up. It also encourages conversations about the key health and wellbeing issues that affect teens and young people.
‘Rise Above' tackles topics that young people are most concerned about, such as puberty, relationships, alcohol, self-harm, smoking, contraceptive choices, drugs, body confidence, peer pressure and mental health.

A source of information on how to stay safe on the roads.  There are also details of road safety courses.

WorldWide Volunteering is a non-profit making organisation whose aim is to make it easier for people of all ages to volunteer. We do this by providing instant access to information about the widest range of volunteering opportunities throughout the UK and worldwide.

The WWV database enables volunteers to build an on-screen profile of their ideal volunteer placement which is then matched against the requirements of over 1700 organisations with more than 1,500,000 placements each year throughout the world.

About My Area is a site that uses local correspondents to provide information about what's going on in your local area. Not all areas of Somerset are covered but its getting better all the time.  Log on, put in your postcode and hey presto!


If you are concerned about health issues, you can find information and details of local resources and services on the NHS Somersetwebsite.




This site has been designed and is maintained by Avon and Somerset Constabulary. The site aims to promote healthy online and offline 

relationships, to young people aged 13-18.


Look Out 4 Ur M8s is an online game which encourages people to look out for their mates when out drinking.Set in a nightclub, the game challenges players to find their friends at the end of a night out, so everybody can travel home safely together. As you progress through the game the amount of alcohol your character has drunk increases, and it becomes more difficult to move around the club.

There's also a Facebook group in which you can pledge to look out for your mates.

Funding Central is a free smart website which provides access to thousands of funding oportunities available from government and government non-departmental bodies and agencies, local and regional government, charitable organisations and foundations, and the EU.


 Inspiration and advice to help make raising money easier.  

Nutritionist Resource is an online directory advertising qualified and/or registered nutritionists in the UK and Northern Ireland.  They provide a wide range of information around diet and nutrition and only list nutritionists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent them copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.