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We have a duty to provide care to children. We have a range of services to support children and young people in need.
The Children's First Response Hub is the single point of contact for Social Care and Early Help.
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
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 is a form of abuse. A child (under 18) is persuaded into having sex, or doing sexual acts in return for something.
Children become 'looked after' when the courts issue a care order or when their parents decide to put their children into care.
Guidance for people working with looked after children placed in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
The Parenting Assessment and Contact Team gives support to families and helps them to give the care that their children need.
How a young person will move into Adult Social Care
The Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership (PDSCP) is the main statutory board for promoting children's welfare
Final Yewtree report from Bournemouth Borough Council on it's investigations relating to this operation.
Find out more about when we may share information if domestic abuse is reported in a family home and our privacy statement