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For young people in Dorset

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Dorset Nightstop

Dorset Nightstop provides safe, secure emergency accommodation for Dorset young people aged 16-25 (18-25 in Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Dorset Nightstop

Useful links and other places to find support


If you're a child or young person who needs help urgently, please call Childline on 0800 1111. (opens in a new tab)

Where's Your Head At?

The site provides helpful information and advice about young people's mental health and emotional well-being. (opens in a new tab)

Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Coram Children’s Legal Centre promote children's rights in the UK and worldwide. They provide free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals. (opens in a new tab)

Coram Voice

Coram Voice provide advocacy for children and young people supported under BCP Council.

If you would like advice or advocacy support you can contact Coram Voice’s free Always Heard Helpline: Freephone 0808 800 5792

You can also contact Coram Voice in a number of other ways:

WhatsApp: 07758 670369

Text:  07758 670369  send a text and ask for someone to call you back.

Email: [email protected]

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provide information on children and young people’s rights. (opens in a new tab)

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner promotes the rights, views and interests of children in policies or decisions affecting their lives. They represent children who are vulnerable or who find it hard to make their views known and have an advice service and helpline for children in care or receiving social care services. You can reach them by calling 0800 528 0731 between 9am-5pm.

The Mix

The Mix provides information and support for 13-25 year olds via their website and helpline. (opens in a new tab)

Dorset Council - Advice and guidance

Dorset for You offers a list of local sources of advice and guidance advice and guidance (opens in a new tab)

Support with dependency and alcohol


Addaction provides treatment help and advice about alcohol and drugs for young people and adults. Call 0207 2515860 (opens in a new tab)


Adfam provides information and advice for families of alcohol and drug users. The website has a list of local family support services. (opens in a new tab)

Talk about Alcohol

Talk About Alcohol is a website that provides information and resources about alcohol for young people. (opens in a new tab)

Talk to Frank

Talk to Frank offers friendly and confidential drugs advice. (opens in a new tab)