Children and families

Helping you find childcare, services and activities for you and your family.

Information to help you find the right childcare.

Information about fostering in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and support for children who are living in foster care.

About early help family hubs, outreach centres and children's centres.

Information for children and young people who need extra support.

You could be entitled to help to pay for childcare through early education funding, 30 hours childcare for working parents, tax free childcare or tax credits.

Find out about support with parenting, care services, social services and how to get help and advice.

How to adopt in Poole and support for children who are adopted

What a virtual school is, who we work with and how we do it.

Information about private fostering and when you need to tell us.

How to complain or give feedback about services we provide to children, young people and their families (including social care services).

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Page last updated: 05 November 2021
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