Children First

Learoyd Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8PJ

01202 380015

Welcome to

Canford Heath Infant School

We Are Proud To Be A Gold Level Rights Respecting School

Safeguarding and Pastoral Care Links for Parents/Carers

Keeping Children Safe in Education – government guidance

First Response Hub 

The Children's Service First Response Hub provides the public and professionals with advice, information and support for children who are vulnerable and at risk. 

01202 735046 


Domestic Abuse Services 

Recognising domestic abuse - Womens Aid  

PDAP (Poole Domestic Abuse Project) which provides safe and confidential support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and anyone seeking advice for someone else.  
01202 710777 

NCDV (National Centre for Domestic Violence) 
0800 9702070 


Victim Support

Gives emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Dorset. They are an independent charity and can bed contacted for support regardless of whether you've contacted the police, and no matter how long ago the crime took place. They will help you for as long as it takes to overcome the impact of crime.


Substance Abuse 

EDAS Essential Drugs and Alcohol Services - Poole Charity (




The ELSA website has resources which you can download to support your child at home with anxiety, emotions and social skills to name a few!

There is a small fee for some of the resources, but many of them are free.


Poole Food Bank

Poole Food Bank vouchers are issued to families in need by providing food parcels and signposting on to further support. All of the food is donated by local churches, schools and individuals - tinned and dried food is provided to ensure easy storage. Please see your Pastoral Care Worker if you require a Food Bank Voucher.



The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity where advice and support can be found for children and young people.


Talk PANTS & Join Pantosaurus - The Underwear Rule | NSPCC 



Mosaic is a Dorset wide charity offering a pathway of support to bereaved children, young people and their families.



Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) teams are groups of Professionals who help children, young parents, parents and carers where there are mental health difficulties. A referral from your GP or school is required to access support (subject to certain criteria).


Happy Maps

One place where you could find helpful advice and information for young people, parents and teachers.


Family Information Directory


Children’s Centres

Local Children’s Centres welcome all families with a child under 5 in the local community. They provide support and learning opportunities as well as a welcoming, safe space for fun and play.



Relate helps adults to understand what's going on in their relationships and change things for the better.


Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) Poole

To help people with the everyday issues that they face. All CAB advisors are fully trained to deal with a wide range of legal problems, benefits, debt, consumer and employment rights.


Autism Wessex

A charity providing support, information and activities for children and young people diagnosed as on the Autism Spectrum.


Steps 2 Wellbeing

The Steps 2 Wellbeing service provides psychological talking therapy for adults aged 18+ such as depression, low mood, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and stress. The service offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, counselling and low intensity guided self-help.