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Family Information Service

Details of how the Family Information Service can help you and your child.

What support does the Family Information Service offer?

We provide information to:

  • parents and carers
  • prospective parents
  • young people
  • professionals who work with families

Support can start from pre-birth until your child's 20th birthday. If your child is disabled, support can last until their 25th birthday.

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Family Information Directory

Our directory (opens in a new window) can help you find services in Dorset. This includes:

  • childcare, schools and colleges
  • children's centres
  • family support such as health, counselling, drugs and bullying
  • activities like holiday clubs, scouts, sport, drama, parent and toddler groups
  • national support groups

You can also find out about Children with special educational needs and disabilities - Local Offer. Our Local Offer provides information on local provision for children and young people who:

  • are disabled
  • have special educational needs (SEN)

Updating your Family Information Directory record

See our updating FID records page for instructions on how to update your record.

Parent Newsletter

Read and sign up to our parent newsletter.

Can't find the information you need?

Our Outreach Team support individual families who need extra help finding information.

Contact us

Contact the FIS.

 Chat with Dorset Councils online

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Visit our child protection page if you have a concern about the safety and welfare of a child.

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