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Children's Care and Support Services

Children Services in Rhondda Cynon Taf provide a range of services which protect and support children young people and their families or carers. 

Every child and young person has the right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances and whilst we believe that the safeguarding of children and young people is everyone's business we recognise that we have specific responsibilities to safeguard children and young people.

Families in RCT should be safe, fulfilled, independent and healthy but for some this is difficult to achieve. We are responsible for making sure that children, young people and families get the information, advice and support that they need to be safe, maintain their independence and lead fuller more enjoyable lives.

For most children, young people and their families or carers access to help early, when things are starting to go wrong can help make sure they are able to support themselves and improve their quality of life. For a small number of families and children however we may need to provide more intensive support or invasive action.

Seeking Our Support

If you need to report concerns or you need help from us please call:

Contact Centre: 01443 425006 
Out of Hours (Emergency Duty Team): 01443 743665

If you need social care support from us we will:

  • provide advice, information and services that support your independence
  • focus on what you can do for yourself(s) and work to help you maintain and improve your abilities and relationships
  • work with you so that you find the best way to meet your needs and achieve the things that are important for you
  • Protect you from harm

Our aim is to help children stay living safely with their own families and in their own communities - taking a child into care is considered only where the risks to the child are unacceptable.

View how the care and support system operates in Rhondda Cynon Taf