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Audiology (hearing services)

The audiology (hearing) service provides services for adults and children who are affected by hearing loss, distressing tinnitus and balance disorders. A range of support is provided at clinics accross Dorset. The service also run specialist clinics for children and for adults with learning disabilities. Find out…

Crisis and early help support services

If you need help for yourself, a family member or for someone else there are a range of services that can help. If your concern is an emergency call 999 immediately.

Information for parents of teenagers

Being a parent can be the most rewarding job in the world. At times, however, you may feel like it is the most difficult. When your child develops into being a teenager, it can be normal for them to begin to challenge you as a…

Is my child a worrier? - a guide for 0-5 year olds

Just like adults, children and young people feel worried at times. But if a child's worries is starting to affect their wellbeing, they may need some help to overcome it.

Is my child anxious? A self help guide for parents

Anxiety is a normal human emotion felt by everybody; it is a feeling of fear or panic experienced by most people in reaction to stressful circumstances. Everybody has a natural built-in stress reaction – ‘Fight, Flight or Freeze’. We can experience this response when we…

Safe Places Scheme

People First Forum is a charity run by and for people with learning disabilities. The charity works to keep vulnerable residents safe. The charity has a 'Safe Places' scheme which encourages shops and organisations to offer a safe haven for people with learning disabilities should…

Starting Out Programme

Starting Out is available to families living in Poole. Parent workshops and information are available on brain development, schemas and wellbeing. There are also 15 Activity Sacks for children aged 2-4 years and another 15 for children in the reception year of school. Parents borrow…

Staying Safe Online - Advice for Parents/Carers

Do you have questions about online safety? Look at the NSPCC website or contact the NSPCC phone helpline on 0808 8005002. Did you know you can set up age appropriate parental controls on your home broadband? Find out more. Ensure your children are using appropriate websites, apps…

Staying Safe Online Information and Advice for Professionals

How can we help the children and young people we work with get the best out of the internet? Below are links to many sources for further information and advice.  Children need more Resilience, Information and Power to enjoy the benefits the internet can bring…

Tips for separating or separated parents

Separation can be a difficult time for families for many reasons. It takes time to adjust & adapt. Decisions about the future can be challenging when our emotions are fragile. Coping as an adult may feel like swimming in treacle at this time & then…