When possible, support will be provided virtually (telephone or Skype) and is being determined on an individual basis.
We are accepting new referrals, when verbal consent has been received. Please contact the referral team to discuss on 01305 228460.
to help streamline the referral process by providing suitable questions based on the parents circumstance and can be completed on a range of devices.
If you have already completed an excel or paper referral stage questionnaire please use the referral submission link on the right hand panel to send securely to the referral team.
Click to start the online referral process
Each parent will also need to provide verbal consent to the participation agreement.
Guidance and forms can be found on the right hand panel.
Parents living in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, Devon, Dorset, Plymouth,
Somerset, Torbay or Wiltshire could access support
The Happy Families, Happy Futures programme is designed to improve communication and ease tension between parents or carers, supporting a happy environment for their children.
The support is available for parents who are in a relationship or separated and includes step-parents, adoptive parents and those who have caring responsibilities for children, e.g. grandparents and other individuals where there is a Residence Order. Expecting parents who are separated can also access support.
We offer 4 types of interventions depending on the family’s individual circumstances:
Family Transitions Triple P is for:
* separated parents or those going through divorce/separation
* expecting parents
Incredible Years Advance is for:
* parents in a relationship
* parents with a child aged 4 – 12 years
Within My Reach is for:
* separated parents
* expecting parents
Family Check-Up is for:
* parents in a relationship and separated parents
* parents with children aged 2 – 17 years
If you require further information please contact the Referral Gateway Team
on 01305 228460 or HappyFamiliesHappyFutures@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk