Skip Navigation

Children's Services - Dorset County Council

The Children's Services directorate provides support to meet the needs of children and young people in Dorset.

The directorate is structured according to the Children's Services Structure Chart (pdf, 86kb) (opens in a new window).

Service structures and responsibilities are as follows:-

Quality and Performance Structure (pdf, 120kb) (opens in a new window)   

Partnerships and Business Support Structure (pdf, 113kb) (opens in a new window)   

Strategic Commissioning Structure (pdf, 115kb) (opens in a new window)

Family Support North and West Dorset (pdf, 135kb) (opens in a new window)    

Family Support East and West Dorset (pdf, 131kb) (opens in a new window)    

Family Support East, Purbeck and Christchurch (pdf, 141kb) (opens in a new window)

Children Who Are Disabled/ SEN Structure (pdf, 86kb) (opens in a new window)  

Traded Services Structure (pdf, 118kb) (opens in a new window)    

Early Years and Educational Improvement Structure (pdf, 117kb) (opens in a new window)


The services that were given by the old Education directorate and those services given by the Social Care and Health directorate are now provided by one directorate for children and young people - Children's Services.

The aim is for every child, whatever the background or circumstances, to have the support they need to:

  • be healthy
  • stay safe
  • enjoy and achieve
  • make a positive contribution
  • achieve economic well-being

If you have any queries, please contact children's services.

Child Poverty Needs Assessment

A Child Poverty Needs Assessment (pdf, 3Mb) (opens in a new window) has now been developed for Dorset for consultation with partners.

  • BYO and BYJO: Link to Children's Services BoardsChildren's Services Boards

    Details of the boards that meet to ensure that Children's Services delivers effective service to the community. Includes the Children and Young People's Partnership board and the Local Safeguarding Children board.

Powered by GOSS iCM
Feedback Form