Extended Services


List of website links

These links are for West Dorset wide services and are not specific to each school’s local area – further links to information and local provision outlined above will need to be provided by the school.

Bridport Support

Group for parents and carers of children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Conditions (including Aspergers Syndrome) and other hidden impairments (covers West Dorset)

Children’s Centres

DCC Clothing Grant

DCC Free School Meals

DCC Information about extra curricular activities




Dorset Families Information Service (FIS)

Information available on Ofsted registered childcare providers, activities to do with your child, clubs that your child can attend independently and services to support your child. Understand the different types of childcare and find out what funding may be available to help you meet the cost of childcare. We also offer information and advice on working in childcare.

Dorset Parent Carers Council

Aim to help improve the lives and opportunities for families and children and young people who are disabled in Dorset. We are doing this by being a voice to inform all agencies and services about the needs of disabled children and their families in Dorset.

Dorset Parent Partnership

The Dorset Parent Partnership Service offers independent information and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs. We work closely with the Local authority, Schools, the Voluntary sector and other agencies.

Dorset Parent Support Advisory Service (PSA)

The PSA Service works alongside parents and carers, helping them to achieve better outcomes for their children and young people. We cover all areas of Dorset and work directly with parents to provide support that can encourage their children to feel settled and secure, both at home and at school. PSA’s are based locally within school cluster areas.

FIS WORD Search facility

Providing information about childcare and family support services in Dorset

Homestart West Dorset

We are a local charity which gives friendship, advice and practical support to families who live in the West Dorset District Council area. We help parents, with a child under 5, discover, or rediscover, the joy and fun of parenting. We are self funded and governed but work in partnership with Home-Start UK.

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