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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).

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

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

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

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Can't find the information you need?

If you're having difficulty finding childcare or accessing a particular service you can request additional support through our Family Information Service Outreach Team.

Our advisors will go the extra mile to help you try and 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.

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

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