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Fostering, adoption and looked after children in Dorset

Fostering, adoption, looked after children and special guardianship in Dorset.


Read more about Fostering
How to become a foster carer in Dorset.


Read more about Adoption
A new Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) covers the whole of Dorset from 1 July 2017. The new RAA is called Aspire Adoption.

LAC and care leavers

Read more about LAC and care leavers
Services for looked after young people and care leavers up to the age of 25 years.

Family and Friends Care

Read more about Family and Friends Care
Looking after the child of a family member or friend? Find out more.

Independent advocacy

Read more about Independent advocacy
Independent advocacy is a way to help children and young people have a stronger voice and be involved in decisions that affect their lives.

Independent Visitors

Read more about Independent Visitors
An Independent Visitor is a trained volunteer who provides children and young people in care with friendship and support.
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