Children's Social Care

Our Children’s Social Care team provide a range of services to support children. These include finding carers for children in need and protecting them for harm.

About Children's Social Care

We have a duty to provide care to children. We have a range of services to support children and young people in need.

First Response Hub

The Children's First Response Hub is the single point of contact for Social Care and Early Help.

Children's Social Care Out Of Hours Service

Our out of hours team provide an emergency response for any child in Bournemouth or Poole, who is in crisis or needs urgent help.

Child Health and Disabilities Team

Child Health and Disabilities Team

Family Group Conference Service

Your family can get together with professionals to make a plan to keep your child safe and well. This is called a Family Group Conference.

Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of abuse. A child (under 18) is persuaded into having sex, or doing sexual acts in return for something.

Looked After Children

Children become 'looked after' when the courts issue a care order or when their parents decide to put their children into care.

Children in care placed by other Local Authorities

Guidance for people working with looked after children placed in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Parenting Assessment and Contact Team (PACT)

The Parenting Assessment and Contact Team gives support to families and helps them to give the care that their children need.

Preparing for Adulthood

How a young person will move into Adult Social Care

Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership (PDSCP) is the main statutory board for promoting children's welfare

Yewtree Report

Final Yewtree report from Bournemouth Borough Council on it's investigations relating to this operation.

How We Use Your Information

Find out more about when we may share information if domestic abuse is reported in a family home and our privacy statement