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Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Student finance University and college hardship funds Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Bursaries, scholarships and awards Care leaving services Children Services charitable trust The Princes' Trust Help for…

Financial support, housing and food

Financial support If you have financial concerns, support is available to provide you with information or speak specifically about your situation. Please visit the Kensington and Chelsea webpage on how the council and government can support you financially. You can also contact the Local Support Payments helpline…

Fire safety

Access the London Fire Brigade (LFB) website for more information about Fire safety at home. The LFB Schools Team provides fire safety education to children in primary schools within Greater London. You can contact them: By telephone: 020 7960 3629; or by email: info@london-fire.gov.uk

Fostering and Adoption

Please find below information if you are considering fostering or adoption: Fostering Adoption

Help for low income families

The government provides information on a number of different Benefits for families, including who they are for and how you can apply for them, including; Apply for free school meals Benefits calculators Care to Learn Carer's Credit Childcare Grant Claim if you were injured while serving…

Holiday clubs and playschemes

Note: Please note that breakfast and after school clubs might be running at a reduced capacity, or might not be running at all at the present time due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Contact the school or provider directly for more information or check the section…

Home-start Westminster

Home-start supports ANY family living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea who needs them, provided there is at least 1 child under 5, or a baby on the way.  Rich or poor, settled or transient; there are times when we all need support and friendship but…

Hungry Little Minds Campaign Toolkit

Improving early communication, language and literacy development is a key priority for the government and a cornerstone of building a country that works for everyone. Some of the poorest children in the UK start school months behind their peers and the gap can grow through…

Keeping your family safe

The Family and Parenting Institute have produced a booklet, that provides information and guidance on parental responsibility and the law. The NSPCC have produced additional literature about leaving your child home alone. NSPCC Home alone - your guide to leaving your child at home safe Please note…

Kensington and Chelsea local benefits

Please find below information about local benefits and financial help available to Kensington and Chelsea residents: Covid 19: Benefits service RBKC discretionary housing payments Local support payments RBKC benefit calculator Apply for benefits View my benefits information

Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

Are you a Parent or a Guardian? Protecting children is your responsibility too. The safety and welfare of children - or child protection - is everyone's business. You could be a neighbour, friend, parent, relative, child minder, teacher or doctor - or working for any…

Money matters

In this page you will be able to find information about financial support available.  Please feel welcome to explore the sections below for further details: COVID-19 / Coronavirus COVID 19: self isolation payments Kensington and Chelsea COVID-19: Benefits service Help to buy food due to…

Need help to buy food and essential items due to COVID-19?

Food and other essentials You can contact the Early Help team (contact details below) for a foodbank voucher or get in touch with one of our local food banks or kitchens. Tel: 020 7598 4608 or 020 7361 4129  Email: EarlyHelp@rbkc.gov.uk Family Friends' Free Shop & Drop…

Non-violent Resistance (NVR)

NVR stands for Non-Violent Resistance, it’s an approach with its roots in the civil rights movement which has been developed to address children’s violent or self-destructive behaviours. This approch has gained in recognition and popularity due to the realization by many parents and professionals that,…

Nourish & Thrive Westminster: A free 8-week online cookery course

Groundwork London are offering a free 8-week online cookery courses via Zoom to learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals using kitchen cupboard ingredients. The first of these courses will start on Mon 16th November and run to January 25th 2021 from 11:00am - 12:30pm.   The first 20…

Online safety

New technologies can mean new opportunities for children or young people to come to harm; on the internet or as victims of cyber-bullying. There are lots of websites that offer advice and information about staying stay online, for children, young people and adults: Access the 'National Society…

Organisations and services providing family support

Barnardos' COVID 19 Support Hub Family Lives Family Friends Action West London West London Action for Children Total Family Coaching Citizens Advice Family Rights Group People First The A Project Families and Commuties Employment Service (FACES) Other services providing assistance and support can be found…

Parents-to-be and under 5s health

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help keep yourself healthy if you are trying to conceive, and during and after pregnancy. Also, it is also designed to offer you guidance and useful tips for looking after yours and your health…

Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody

Please download our policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody below. Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody (September 2021) The Youth Offending Team (YOT) and the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Services have worked jointly to produce this…

Resources and activities for under 5s to do at home

Here are some resources you can do with your under 5s whilst at home: Download these activities Mindful Monsters Mr Cress Head  Den Building  How to make Playdough  Pasta Jewellery  Shake Rattle and Roll  Brown Bear Physical Activity  Treasure Basket Babies  Owl babies story time…

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

RoSPA’s aim is to stop lives being cut short by accidents that can be avoided. From the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent ban on handheld mobile phones behind the…

Services for families with children under 5 and parents-to-be

Note: Following the Government's announcement about new social distancing measures, we have a reduced service in the children’s centres in the borough until further notice. We know these are difficult times for many families, but it is important that we put your health and safety first.…

Support for families (Early Help)

One-to-one family support (Early Help) Our Early Help services are continuing to provide support for families during this period, in a different way. If you are already receiving one-to-one support from our Early Help team, your practitioner will contact you weekly or fortnightly via telephone…

Support for parents of children with SEND

Parent Zone Parents from our parent groups across the Bi-borough have proposed a range of questions across education, health and social care that they would like to have answered. In our new Parent Zone, we publish these questions alongside answers from staff at the Local…

Support from your Health Visitor

Health Visitors are currently operating a reduced service to manage staffing capacity and to limit the spread of infection. Health Visitors offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. After…
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