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Children's Services

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 Interim Structure Chart (pdf, 200kb) (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.

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