The Xchange is a news and information network for families with children and young people who are disabled in the Dorset Council area.
As well as giving you access to details and information you need, the Xchange means:
- you can help in the planning and development of services that you need
- we know more about the needs of more children who are disabled and their families across Dorset
- it's clearer where services and resources need to be located
When you join The Xchange, your application automatically provides the details needed by us at Dorset Council to keep a record of children who are disabled in our area. This is a government requirement.
What we do with your information
You can be confident your details are safe. As a Dorset Council service The Xchange is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998. The data from your form is stored securely and separate from any other information held. Unless you agree otherwise, only relevant staff in Dorset Council will have access to any personal information. We may share statistical or general information where it might help us work together with partner organisations to co-ordinate services or improve provision across Dorset.
You can ask at any time for a copy of the information held on The Xchange about your child. Contact us at The Xchange if you want to find out more.