New service for young carers

BCP Council has developed the UP brand to bring together young people's services from across Bournemouth Poole and Christchurch.

Services are delivered both face-to-face and virtually, via a range of digital mediums.

UP in BCP has three Youth Access points for face-to-face delivery:

  • · Number 18 in Poole

  • · Sussed in Kinson

  • · The 507 in Boscombe

The Youth Access Points provide support, information, advice and guidance (IAG) to young people aged 12-19 years (25 with SEN/Disability) who are residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. IAG is provided on a range of issues including but not limited to; post 16 options and careers, family breakdown, substance misuse, sexual health and housing.

The team is also responsible for:

  • · Identifying and supporting young people in school years 12 and 13 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) and young people in year 11 who may be at risk of NEET

  • · Providing 1:1 work to young people who are post statutory school age (16+) via Adolescent Support workers, who provide assessment, planning and review for young people aged 16+ with significant or complex needs.

Digital and online resources have been developed to give young people a range of options to access our services or get advice on the go:



Webchat via:

Call, Text or Whatsapp: 07880 480 602




The UP in BCP website is designed as a directory to provide information on local organisations, services, activities and events relating to children and young people, their parents and carers.

If you are in contact with a young person aged 12-19 who lives in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole and may benefit from our service, please encourage them to make direct contact with the team via our website where they can choose their preferred method to get in touch.

UP in BCP Services for Young People

Support for young people aged 12-19 (up to 25 if they have SEN/disability) in Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole.