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

Our work to help and protect children in need.

Family contact service

We are a child centred contact service which helps looked after children see their birth families and supports families going through a separation.

Children's social care out of hours

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

Children in care placed by other local authorities

We have advised all other local authorities about the services and facilities available to looked after children.

Are you worried about a child or young person?

If you're worried about the wellbeing of a child, want to report abuse or aren't sure what to do, please get in touch.

Child sexual exploitation

Guidance and resources about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

Preparing for adulthood

Information to help young people, parents and carers to understand how to prepare, or help someone else prepare for adulthood.

Private fostering

Information about looking after someone else's child in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole.