The Dorset Family Information Service provides information to parents, prospective parents, young people and professionals who work with families. The service supports families from pre-birth until their child's 20th birthday (or 25th birthday if they have a child who is disabled).
Section 12 of the Childcare Act 2006 requires Local authorities to provide parents or prospective parents information which falls within two key categories:
- Information about childcare
- Information about other services, facilities or publications which may be of benefit to parents, prospective parents, children or young people.