A "cookie" is a small file stored on your computer by a web site that assigns a numerical user ID and stores certain information about your online browsing. Bournemouth Borough Council only uses "cookies" to ensure the integrity of transactional processes on our web sites. No personal information is retained and the session identification number automatically assigned to you when you use our web site is deleted at the end of the transaction.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:




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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

An overview of Google Analytics privacy


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics you can use their 'Opt out tool'.


ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is essential for various forms and web pages to operate. It is set upon site arrival and is deleted when you close your browser.

How and why session IDs are reused in ASP.NET - Microsoft



News and Updates

Latest news and updates from both a local and National perspective.

Early Help

Advice & Support; Family Programmes; Intensive Support; Pre-School Age;Young Carers; FID

First Response Hub

The new front door for both Early Help and Social Care across BCP


Levels of Vulnerability and Need is a tool to help practitioners identify a child's degree of need


Completing Early Help Assessments and all the documents you need.

Family Issues

Common issues affecting local children & families and the services available to help.


Workforce Development Programme for ALL Early Help staff across the BCP area.


Useful local contact details. Find out who to contact and how.