Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
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Family Law

There are services within the Local Authority to offer you Family Law advice and guidance, support communication between parents when that may be difficult, resolve issues of parent responsibility, residence contact and other issues such as schooling and relocation.

The Children and Families Act introduced in April 2014 has placed more emphasis on “parental responsibility”. Within the courts parental responsibility will now automatically fall to both parents of every child, and ensure that parents are fully and actively involved in the welfare and arrangements for their children to include time spent with each parent.

The expectation is that the best people to resolve the arrangements for their children are the parents as they know the best way forward for their children. The Court should always be the last resort.

Access Dorset aims to enhance the everyday lives of disabled people, older people, carers and other people who may benefit from support or information. Access Dorset offers a Dorset Information and ...

Access Dorset , Littledown Centre , Chaseside , Bournemouth , Dorset , BH7 7DX

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Advocacy is a service which helps you to access your rights and express your point of view with the support of a professional advocate.If you use this service, an advocate ...

Unit 16a3 Peartree Business Centre , Cobham Road , Ferndown Industrial Estate , Wimborne , Dorset , BH21 7PT

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Citizens Advice is a charity and a voluntary organisation. We help ordinary people with the everyday issues that they face. Our advisors are all volunteers, giving their time to help ...

Citizens Advice, The West Wing, Town Hall , Bourne Avenue , Bournemouth , Dorset , BH2 6DX

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The aim of the project is provide practical help and support to vulnerable EU citizens applying for 'Settled' or 'Pre-settled' status under the new EU Settlement Scheme. The project is ...

The Bournemouth Library , 22 The Triangle , Bournemouth , Dorset , BH2 5RQ

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Dorset Advocacy helps people to speak up to protect their rights and enjoy greater opportunities.Services offered include volunteer and professional advocacy.Advocacy helps people to access services and opportunities, and to ...

13-15 Jubilee Court , Paceycombe Way , Dorchester , Dorset , DT1 3AE

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Dorset Combined Youth Justice Service aims to prevent and reduce offending by young people in Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. The service works with young people in the local youth justice ...

BCP Council , 519a Ashley Road , Poole , Dorset , BH14 0BD

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Officers and Staff operate from our stations 24 hours a day (or are on duty in the area 24 hours a day).To report a crime or incident that is not an emergency ...

, Wimborne Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2BP

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We work to make the UK a better place for families, focusing on childcare and the early years to make a difference to families' lives now and in the long ...

The Bridge , 81 Southwark Bridge Road , London , SE1 0NQ

National Family Mediation is the largest provider of family mediation in England and Wales.Mediation reduces the conflict in separation, divorce or dissolution of civil partnership. It is also more cost-effective ...

1st Floor, Civic Centre , Paris Street , Exeter , Devon , EX1 1JN

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10 Oratto
The Oratto website is a very useful free resource on all family law matters.We have a wide range of information pages and guides, including divorce, separation, financial settlements, child arrangements (sometimes ...

St Johns House , St John's Street , Chichester , PO19 1UU

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Resolution, which was formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), is an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a ...

PO Box 302 , Orpington , Kent , BR6 8QX

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Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here.We provide support, information and advice to more ...

Here East Press Centre , 14 East Bay Lane , London , E15 2GW

St Michael''''s Pre-school offers a happy, safe , caring and stimulating environment. All members of our Pre-school community are valued as individuals and encouraged to meet their full potential. We ...

St Michael's Church Of England Primary School , Somerville Road , Bournemouth , BH2 5LH

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As an independent charity, we work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. We help people ...

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Wikivorce is dedicated to delivering free access to the practical information, support and advice people need following the breakdown of a serious relationship. Wikivorce is the UK's largest, and most visited, divorce ...

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