Families and Young People

BCP Council Family Information Service is here to help and support you and your family. 

Our family information directory is regularly updated and includes information, resources and support for:

Keeping children safe


Children and young people are likely to be spending more time online than they would if they were at school. Dorset Police have put together information to help you spot the signs of online exploitation, how to get support, and who to talk to for advice. 

At home

The RoSPA has issued downloadable guidance covering all aspects of staying safe at home.


If you have been identified as a keyworker and need help finding local childcare, the Family Information Service have a dedicated team to help and advise you. If your childcare provider is closed, contact us to find out which providers are open:

  • 01202 261970

Government advice

What parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak