Dorset Council's Family Information Service

is a free, impartial information service for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 19, or up to 25 years for those with special educational needs or disability (SEND), including:

  • information on schools, childcare, activities and help for your family
  • a directory of services for families
  • what's available for children and young people with SEND (Local Offer)
  • e-newsletters and social media updates


Further Information:


Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call: 01305 221066


The Children's Centres are part of the Family Partnership Zones (FPZs). The FPZs are part of the whole family offer for early help. The support is aimed at families who may be struggling and need more help. Click on this link HERE to take you direct to the Family Partnership Zone contact details and information page.


The Dorset Council website also has useful links to information for families whilst schools are closed. See their April Newsletter:

      April Newsletter


And for ideas for activities and learning platforms - see this link