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BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) Advocacy Service

BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) Advocacy Service

How to refer clients to our advocacy service, including criteria information and referral form.

Before you complete a referral form it is essential that you read and understand the criteria below for the Advocacy service to which you are making a referral.  

We aim to respond to all referrals within two working days, but it may be later depending on the meeting dates you have indicated in your referral.

Please be aware that we may not be able to attend meetings in the case of short-notice referrals.

If you would like to discuss a potential referral please contact us.

Read more about our advocacy services.

Advocacy services in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole


This service is for children and young people:

  • Aged 8-18 years
  • Care Leavers (BCP Council) aged 18-25
  • In the care of BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) Council
  • Involved in Child Protection processes
  • Wishing to make a complaint
  • Who are aware that a referral is being made on their behalf

Download BCP Council Advocacy & IV Referral Form



Please be aware that from 31st July 2021 Action for Children will no longer be providing Advocacy for Dorset Council and we are now in the process of transferring operations.

New providers will begin to deliver Advocacy and IV from 1st August 2021.



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