Contact the Dorset Family Information Service
Telephone01305 221066
AddressWest Wing, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ

About the Family Information Service

We provide free and impartial information, advice and support to parents, prospective parents and professionals working with families. Our information covers childcare, schools, activities and special educational needs and disability support. Find it all here.

Can't find the information you need?

If you're struggling to find local information or services for families, contact us and we'll do all we can to help. Our outreach team also give extra help if you're having difficulties finding childcare to meet your needs.

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Family Information Service newsletter

Receive updates on local events, activities, schools, childcare information and lots more!

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Find childcare and services in other areas

Search family information directories in other local authority areas.

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Information for families

Find all information for children and families on the Dorset Council website.

SEND Dorset local offer

SEND information

Support for 0 to 25 year olds with special educational needs or disabilities.