Information and Support

*Parent Carers Together are unable to give advice but we can signpost you to services*

Useful Information

School Related Information

Returning/Transitioning/Travelling to School:


School Related Information:


Preparing for Adulthood (PfA)

Access To Work

Lasting Power of Attorney, Wills and Deputyships

Carers Assessments


Local Services

This is a free, confidential and impartial service for children and young people with SEND who live across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and their parents or carers.

-Advice Line 01202 128181 which will be open for advice between 9:30am – 12:30pm, Monday to Thursday.

-Email -  

-SENDiass Website

-SENDiass Facebook Page 

-SENDiass Twitter 


CRISP (Carers Resource Information and Support)

CRISP supports family/unpaid carers looking after someone who would not be able to manage without their support. They also provide a carers discount card to help you get money off local services and suppliers

-Phone: 01202 128787
-CRISP Website


Mental Health Support 

Dorset Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Information about Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) in Schools-Dorset CAMHS 



Connection is a 24/7 phone helpline for people of all ages in Dorset who are experiencing mental health issues and need support. You do not need to be known by mental health services, and can also phone for support and advice about a friend or family member experiencing poor mental health.
Call 111 and select 'mental health' or dial 0800 652 0190 to access support as part of the Dorset Crisis Response Service.  Staff are trained to support anyone who calls, regardless of the level of mental health crisis, and can signpost you to the most appropriate service which meets your needs.


Young Minds (national charity) 


Young Carers 

Young carers aged under 18, can contact BCP Council's Early Help Team for support.

-Phone:  01202 262626


SEND Local Offer 
Every council should have a local offer.
The BCP Council SEND Local Offer provides information and guidance on local services and activities for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
There is  a voluntary register held by BCP Council of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. The benefits of parents and carers joining the register include a free discount card (MAX card) and regular newsletter updates.

-Local Offer Email -
-Local Offer Website
-Find out where to use my Max Card 


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources

By completing a form, WellChild COVID-19 Direct Response Service will try and help you get the things you need including:   access to food delivery service, prescription collection and delivery of Personal Protective Equipment for your care team e.g handwash, alcohol gel, gloves, aprons, etc.

  • Together We Can- BCP Council Helpline and online information for vulnerable local people.

Lockdown 3.0

BCP Ofsted Inspection- Summer 2021