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Early Help

Welcome to the West Dorset Early Help team! We're here to help advise and support you and your family to help ensure the best futures for children, parents and carers.

Whether it's a helping hand with parenting techniques, issues around SEN, mental health support or information on local activities and events - we're here to help and able to point you in the right direction of other organisations and how to access them.

We also run regular information drop-in sessions within schools, so please feel free to come along and have a friendly chat with us if you have any worries or concerns, and we'll be happy to help.

The next session at St Mary's Primary will be announced in due course.

We are based at Bridport Children's Centre, so please feel free to pop in if you need to.

Our opening times are:

Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday - 9am-4pm

(Please note we are closed at weekends and bank holidays)

Alternatively you can contact us on 01308 421714 or email

If you'd like to have a more detailed chat with a family worker about your child's behaviour, then please come along to one of our Parenting Skills & Strategies sessions. Here we will listen to your situation and give you some good techniques, as well as give you information on other organisations that can support you.