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 who may be placed in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. 

If another Local authority (LA) intends to place a child or young person in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole (BCP), or has already placed a child in an emergency, the placing LA should notify us as soon as possible. We need to be aware of any risks or vulnerabilities for the child or the placement so that our services can respond effectively to any issues that arise.

If you're unsure whether the placement is in our area find out which LA it's in:


Notify us by completing the looked after children notification form and sending it to:

Once we receive your form we will use it to update the register of children in care from other LAs. We also inform the virtual school and the LAC nurses team.

It is important that any changes to the child's placement or circumstances should be sent to the same email address. We will contact the placing authority every 6 months to confirm that the information on our records is correct.

We have produced a guide to the resources available in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area