Service objectives

The purpose of the Trading Standards service is 'to provide a fair and safe trading environment for the consumers and businesses of Dorset, through education, advice, enforcement, and partnership working'.

We will achieve this through the following objectives:

  • support economic growth by providing the best advice to businesses, including farmers to ensure they trade fairly and safely
  • identify and tackle problem traders
  • focus on the needs of vulnerable consumers to help safeguard their independence, health and well-being
  • ensure the food chain is safe and animal livestock disease spread minimised

Privacy notice

Read the Trading Standards privacy notice for details of how the information we collect about you is used and your rights in relation to that information.