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'Add-On' Register

The ‘Add-On’ Register is for families of children and young people with SEND (aged 0-25) living in Bournemouth, Christhurch and Poole.  This may include: Developmental and learning delays Speech, language and communication delays Physical disability (including hearing and vision) Emotional and mental health needs Medical…

Access to Leisure and Learning Scheme

Access to Leisure and Learning is a discount scheme that allows people with disabilities,  those on low incomes and those in full-time education (aged 16 years and over) to take part in leisure and sports activities at reduced rates. Find out more about the scheme including elibility,…

Assessment in Social Care for Children

The 1989 Children Act sets out conditions where a disabled child may be considered to be a ‘Child in Need’. It also explains that in certain cases it is the responsibility of the local authority to provide services to help a Child in Need. In…

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…

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and support organisations for people with Autism and their families.            

BCP Council Short Breaks for Children and Young People with SEND

Currently we are not offering short break holiday activities face to face due to COVID-19 restrictions.  We will, however, be offering further on-line activities over October half term.  Please request to join our BCP Council Short Breaks Facebook group as all on-line activities will be…

Benefits and finance for children and young people with SEND

Support for Children under the Age of 16  Type of support  What and who is the funding for?  Find out more and apply  Disability Living Allowance (DLA)  This funding is for those looking after a child under 16 that:  has difficulty walking needs much more…

Blue Badge Scheme and disabled parking

The Blue Badge scheme helps you park closer to your destination if you have mobility problems.  If you're disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility, you can apply for a Blue Badge. You can also apply for a badge if you care for…

Cerebral Palsy

Information about Cerebral Palsy and support organisations for people with Cerebral Palsy and their families.