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Local Information

BCP SEND Local Offer. Providing information on services and activities for children and young people living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

BCP’s parent carer forum representing the voices of Parent Carers of children and young people (0-25 years) with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.


Information and support for those with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.

Information and support for children and young people with autism and their families.

Offering support, information and a national helpline for those experiencing an eating disorder.

Support and information for people of all ages with dyslexia.

A national charity helping children with brain conditions and their families.

Providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.

Support and information for deaf children – no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate.

Supporting people with complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfil their potential.

Mental Health

BBC Headroom provides mindful tips, mood mixes, personal stories and information and advice

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Dorset.

Support and information to help young people of Dorset to be as mentally healthy as possible.

A moderated community offering self-help articles and tips.

Creative, therapeutic provision for children, young people and families in Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

A local charity providing counselling to children and young people aged 5-19 across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

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A national charity providing support and information to anyone with a concern regarding mental health.

Supporting young people with issues from mental health concerns to drugs, and homelessness. 

Information and support as well as workshops and a national confidential helpline,

A confidential helpline open to those of any age who are in need of emotional support.

Support and information for young people, parents and professionals regarding young people’s mental health.

Support Services

A coalition of organisations and individuals against bullying, raising awareness and providing support and information.

A free and confidential support service for children under the age of 19.

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Legal advice and information on child, family and education law for parents, carers and young people in England

Support and information for families with disabled children.

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A membership body providing a collective voice that champions the rights of children, young people and their families and challenges barriers to inclusion.

Support and information for families, including SEND, early years, mental health and grants. Also providing a “listening ear” service.

Providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

The network organisation for all SENDias services.

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice. Support, information, advice line and legal training in relation to SEND.

Support and information for those experiencing barriers to school attendance.

National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children . Offering information, advice and support to keep children safe as well as a helpline.

Free special needs teaching resources.

Free information and resources, supporting a whole school approach to inclusion.

Supporting young people who are or may be LGBT+ across Dorset.

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