Child protection social care
Children's social care teams provide a statutory social work service. This means they work with children, young people and their families who are considered in need, children who are subject to a plan for protection and a small number of children who are in care.
Social workers have legal child protection duties but they also work proactively to help prevent difficulties starting or repeating.
All our children's social care teams work closely with other professionals and agencies, including:
- early years education providers
- health services
- community-based professionals
Contact details for Dorset Council children's social care enquiries.
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Contact if you live in Christchurch
Find child protection social care contacts if you live in Christchurch.