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What we do

We provide free, impartial, confidential information, advice and support on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), for parents/carers and children and young people aged up to 25, in the Dorset area. We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.

Who we are

Our SENDIASS officers are Jane, Helen and Emily.

We aim to respond to your query as soon as we can. During busy periods, this can be within five working days.

Contact us

Further support and information

Visit Dorset’s Local Offer for information, advice and support on provision for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years and, links to Dorset’s Family Information Directory so you can search for services and find out how to access them, all in one place.

Family Action’s  SEND information for parents and carers webpage offers useful information on topics as varied as money, health, leisure and education. You’ll also find a FAQs section and a list of national support organisations.

See the Dorset Parent Carer Council website – a resource by parents for parents and families.

FamilyLine is a free service available to support parents and carers manage the challenges of parenthood via telephone, text message and email. Whether it’s emotional support or practical advice on any aspect of parenting or broader family life, call: 0808 802 6666, text: 07537 404282 or email: [email protected].