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.

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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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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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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