Dorset Family Information Service

Dorset Family Information Service is a free, impartial information service for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 19, or up to 25 years for those with special educational needs or disability (SEND).

Find information and advice

Search our children and families section for information about schools, activities and childcare.

Search for services

Find activities, schools, childcare, and more on our Family Information Directory.

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Get up-to-date news and information for children, young people and families.

Sign up to receive our Family Information Service newsletter

Our monthly newsletter gives details about services for families, including what's on near you, help with finding childcare, funding and lots more.

Can't find the information you need?

Contact our Family Information Service if you're having difficulty finding childcare or accessing services. They can help you find the childcare and other information that meets your family’s needs.

Updating your Family Information Directory record

If you are an organisation offering services for families see our updating FID records page for instructions on how to update your record on the directory.

Family Information Service privacy notice

Read our Family Information Service privacy notice.

Contact us

Our service is available from Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

Family Information Service - Dorset Council

Tel: 01305 221066
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If you live in Bournemouth, Poole or another local authority, search for information provided by your Family Information Service