Me and my family

I've become a parent

  1. I need to register a birth

    To register the birth of your child, go to Somerset County Council's website.

  2. I would like information on maternity pay and financial help

    Information on Maternity pay, maternity leave and any financial help that may be available can be found on the government website.

  3. I would like to apply for child benefit

    To apply for child benefit, go to the Government website.

  4. I would like advice on benefits

    A change in your family circumstances may entitle you to benefits. 

    For information, go to the government website.

     

  5. I receive benefits and need to tell you that I have become a parent

    If you are receiving Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support, you need let us know about your change in circumstances.

  6. I need to find a registered childminder

    For more information on child minding and how to find a registered childminder, go to the government website.

  7. I'd like a copy of a birth certificate

    For information on how to order a copy of a birth certificate, go to the Government website.

  8. Are there discounts on sports and leisure activities available?

    You may be entitled to our Passport to Leisure scheme which offers discounts on sport and leisure activities.

  9. I would like information on fostering, adoption and surrogacy

    For more information on fostering, adoption and surrogacy, go the government website.

  10. Useful links

    Find out about tax free childcare.

    Find out about nursery school places.

    Find out about savings for children.

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