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Welcome to Somerset County Council's Youth & Community Service


Our mission is to help create a youth sector where Somerset's young people have their voices heard and have access to services which are coherent, sustainable and high quality.

To do this we provide professional support to community and independent groups to enable them to provide good quality informal learning and development opportunities that help young people aged 11-19 reach their full potential.

Our work takes place in the context of Positive for Youth and Somerset County Council’s duty to secure young people’s access to a coherent range of services. We are part of SCC's work to offer a range of early help and support to children, young people and their families.  

The Somerset Youth & Community Service offers a wide range of support and services including:

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  • Training
  • Benchmark
  • Grants and funding
  • Community Youth Club Handbook
  • Developing quality youth work
  • Youth voice
  • Endeavour Credit awards



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To see how we do this, click here to download the Service's Theory of Change. A theory of change is a pictorial representation of the Service's assumptions, activities and outcomes, and how they all interlock. Our Theory of Change shows the different areas of work we do and the outcomes that arise from this work. If you'd like to discuss this, please contact us for more information.

 If you have any questions about the service, or suggestions about the sort of things you'd like to see on the website, please let us know and we'll do our best. Contact Angela Derry at or 01823 357552.