Family Support

Family of four

Support for Families/Carers

Poole Information Service

Signposting service to a range of services for families in Poole.


Children's Centres in Poole

Signposts to local children's centres and services.


Poole's Local Offer

Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities in Poole and for their families.


The Listening Ear

Working with families in Dorset to find solutions to stress.


T:  01202 280084

Coping with Chaos

Charity offering support to families which a child or young person with disability or special educational needs.


T:  01202 855105

Support for Professionals

The Dorset Families Matter Programme

This information is specifically for professionals supporting troubled families and requires registration. It is a service to support the government's families matter agenda in Dorset.


T:  01305 221656 / 221650

Support for All

Dorset Family Information Service

Not for profit, counselling service.



T:  01202 740044

Strengthening Families Programme 10 - 14

This FREE programme is for all families with a young person aged 10-14 years and runs for two hours, one evening a week, for six weeks.


T:  Lynne Rockey on 01305 262440