Children's Centres and coronavirus

All Dorset Children's Centres are now closed.

We're working hard to make sure all our Children's Centres are Covid-secure so that we can reopen them in a safe and secure way, but we're not running any groups at the moment. We hope we can start to offer some of our parent support and activity groups soon. 

We're still available to offer support to you and your family. Contact us through your local locality team.

If you're worried about the immediate safety of a child or young person contact our Children's Advice and Duty Service:

Children's Advice and Duty Service (ChAD)

Name: Single point of contact for safeguarding concerns
Tel: 01305228866
Full contact details

Foodbanks in Dorset

Find your local foodbanks on our Family Information Directory.


If you are worried and have concerns about a child, go to our child protection page.

Find a Children's Centre

Find and contact your nearest Children's Centre in Dorset.

Children's Centre nurseries

We have 2 nurseries and an out of school club at our Children's Centres. Find out about our nurseries and out of school club.