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Family Information Directory record entry policy

Read our criteria for new Family Information Directory records.

About the Family Information Directory

Our Family information Directory lists organisations that provide services or activities to children, young people and families based in Dorset. Search our directory to see if your service or activity is already listed.

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New entry criteria policy

If you would like your service or activity to be included on our directory, please read the following to see if you meet our criteria:

  1. Services and activities must be for children, young people, parents/carers or professionals working with families.
  2. Services and activities must be provided within the local authority area of Dorset County Council (unless they meet criteria 4 below).
  3. Although within the county of Dorset, our directory does not cover services within Bournemouth and Poole (unless they meet criteria 4 below). Search for other local authority Family Information Services (opens in a new window).
  4. Some relevant and established national organisations and out-of-county services (i.e. education settings) can be listed where they provide specialist support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (e.g. Scope and Mencap).
  5. Providers outside of Dorset County Council's area may be included if we expect that it is likely to be used by Dorset children and young people with SEN and disabilities. This could, for example, be provision in a further education college in a neighbouring area or support services for children and young people with particular types of SEN that are provided jointly by local authorities.
  6. You must review and update your directory record at least annually or listings may be removed.

If you meet the criteria, please complete the following form to register a new directory entry. If you know about a provision but you're not sure whether it will meet our policy, please let us know about it and we'll be in contact:

Request a new directory entry

Contact the Family Information Service for further guidance.

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