Wimborne First School & Nursery

Campanula Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4FW


01202 882532

SEND Services for Dorset Parents


Services for Dorset parents


There are a range of local services that can help to support families of children who have SEND. We have listed below some that may be particularly useful. 



Dorset Education Advice Line

This service is for parents, carers and professionals who are looking for advice regarding emerging issues for a child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The advice Line will be operated, Mondays to Fridays 10am – 4pm during term time. Parents, carers and professionals can book a 15-minute telephone call with a SEND Family Worker to talk through their concerns and issues. Appointments are booked by calling the FREEPHONE number, 0800 1404041 or online via the webpage, and they will be called back at their allotted time.


Dorset Special Educational Needs Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)    

Dorset SENDIASS are a free, impartial and confidential service who provide information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with SEN and/or a disability. 

Website: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/parent-partnership-service 

Email: sendiass@dorsetcc.gov.uk 


 Dorset Parent Carer Council (DPCC)    

Dorset Parent Carer Council is run by parents for parents and their families. Their aim is to help improve the lives and opportunities for families and children and young people who are disabled in Dorset. They are doing this by being a voice to inform all agencies and services about the needs of disabled children and their families in Dorset. Contact them

Website: http://www.dorsetparentcarercouncil.co.uk/ 

Tel: 07827 793 244
Email: dpcc@dorsetparentcarercouncil.co.uk


 Contact A Family - For Families With Disabled Children
Contact a Family is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.

Website: http://www.cafamily.org.uk/ 

Tel: 01179 711334         Mobile: 07920 654866
Email: info@cafamily.org.uk


Dorset Family Information Directory 

Provides information to families on services in Dorset.

Website: http://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/fis/search



General Information Sites

We have also listed some more general websites that may be of use.


Special Education Resources on the Net

Office for Advice, Assistance, Support and Information on Special Needs 



Family Education Website

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)



The Dyspraxia Foundation


Autism & Aspergers

National Autistic Society

Autism Independent UK

Autism Spectrum Connection



British Dyslexia Association



The British Epilepsy Association


Visual Impairment

The Royal National Institute of the Blind


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


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Campanula Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4FW


01202 882532