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About Action for Children Dorset

About Action for Children Dorset

Action for Children Dorset runs a number of different services for children, young people and their families across the county.

Children and young people

We work with children and young people across Dorset to ensure they have the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential.

This includes offering advocacy in the BCP council area and a safe place to stay for homeless young people, from anywhere in Dorset, aged 16-25 through our Nightstop service

Find out more about the services we offer children and young people

Parents and carers

Being a parent or carer to a child or young person can be challenging at times. We’re here to help you with our parenting programmes and Behaviours That Challenges Us Information Sessions 

Find out more about how we support parents and carers.


We also work with professionals to help them find the right support for those in their care. If you're a professional, find out how we can work with you.


But we couldn't do all this without the support of our fantastic volunteers. If you'd like to find out how you can become a part of what we do, visit our volunteers page.

Our partners

We are commissioned to run services on behalf of Dorset NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, Dorset Council, and BCP Council.


Do you have a question about what we do or how we can help you? Contact us now.


More to explore

For young people

We want to make sure young people and children in Dorset have their voices heard.

Find out how we help

For parents/carers

We're here to support you through the more challenging times.

Find out how we can help

Need information or advice?

Find a list of organisations who can offer you support.

Visit the useful links page

Have a question?

Get in touch to find out more about our services and how we can help you.

Contact us