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

Up in BCP

UP in BCP is the gateway to information on a range of services for young people aged 12-19 living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (with onward referral services for young people with SENSENSpecial Educational Needs is a term which refers to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. or DisabilitiesDisabilitiesA physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on an individual’s ability to do normal daily activities. up to the age of 25). 

Detailed information can be found on the website:

UP in BCP services are divided into four areas:

Speak UP offers Advice and Support

We can support you with issues such as: Benefits, Drugs and Alcohol, Money and Debt, Housing, Internet Safety, LGBT+, Mental Health, Pregnancy and Parenting, Sexual Health and Staying Safe.

Turn UP offers things to do

We can support you with finding out about events that are happening in your areas and at your local youth centre and how to take part in these. If you want to access something that isn’t listed then just let us know and we’ll do our best to make it available or point you in the direction of where it is!

Stand UP offers the chance to have your say

We can support you to talk about the issues that matter to you and to get your voice heard when and where it matters.

Step UP offers support to find employment and learning

We can support you to find a job, an apprenticeship, a Traineeship or a college or university course. We can also support you to find work experience, complete your CV, search for jobs and to decide what job you want to do.

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