Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole SEND Local Offer - BCP Council

The BCP Council SEND Local OfferLocal OfferA local authority website resource that holds information on services and provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across education, health and social care and leisure. provides information on services and activities for children and young people living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs, disabilities and health needs. For information on accessibility click here.

Sign up to our co-production pledge to show your support and commitment to our SEND work within our local area and keep up to date with the latest family information and SEND newsletter here.

Our 2023 SEND survey has now closed and we are currently analysing the results.  Updates when available will be shown in the SEND survey area.

The team can be contacted on 01202 128880 or at

See the sections below for more information on specific needs.

Useful Websites

Funding of Special Education Needs and Disabilities Services - BCP Council’s participation in the government’s safety valve programme.

You may have seen reports and stories in the media recently regarding the funding challenges we are facing.  The BCP Council has put together an information page to answer your questions. Visit the information on the  BCP Council's website.