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Dorset Short Breaks

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What are Short Breaks, how do you find out about them and who provides them. Discover much more.

Dorset Max Card

Dorset Max Card

Free to all children registered on The Xchange, a Dorset Max Card provides discounted entry or benefits at a wide range of venues.

Dorset Local Offer

Dorset Local Offer

Dorset's Local Offer is the one-stop place to find SEN and disability information for children and young people aged 0 to 25. You can easily search for up-to-date information on childcare, education, health, social care, activities and more.

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August 2020 Xchange Newsletter

August 2020 eNewsletter now available.

In this issue you can find a ink to the Family Information Directory with details of activities going on across Dorset as well as details of activities at Carey Outdoor Education Centre and Remix and Premix sessions at the farm and in the land of the Vikings!

For more on these and many other items click on the link below.

Your News

I LIve in Dorset competition

08/07/2020

Here's something new and an interesting activity for your child or young person..

Dorset Council have started on one of the most exciting pieces of engagement work with children and young people they have ever done!

It's called 'I Live in Dorset'.

They are asking for as many children and young people as possible to tell them what would make Dorset the best place to grow up in?

Find out more.

Dorset Max Card app

Here is the FREE Max Card App. Available for Windows, Apple and Android phones. Use it to get you and your family out more and save you money. Click here to view how to download.

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This section contains helpful short videos and guides on how to use the site to make things a little easier. And some FAQ's too.

Short Break Care Passport

Short Break Care Passport

The NEW easy way to tell organisations about your child’s needs. Save it, print it, email it and change it as you need.

Dorset Parent-Carer Council

Your local parent-carer forum. Run by parents for parents and providing a strong voice for Dorset families.

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Dorset Local Offer

Dorset Local Offer

Dorset’s Local Offer is the one-stop place to find SEN and disability information for children and young people aged 0 to 25. You can easily search for up-to-date information on childcare, education, health, social care, activities and more.

Dorset Carers Card

Dorset Carers Card

The Dorset Carers card is free to all parent/carers registered with the Xchange. No need to register separately. Find out more.

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