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Bereavement support

We appreciate that this is a very difficult time and the unexpected loss of a loved one due to coronavirus can be particularly distressing. Please visit the Council’s website for information, guidance and advice on deaths, funerals and bereavement. The Council have also created leaflets for families,…

Bi-borough Autism Advisory Service

The Autism Advisory team has collated an audit for settings to use when they suspect a child may displaying behaviours consistent with Social, Communication differences.  It is recommended that settings use this audit as a tool to assess how often children are displaying behaviours and…

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service

                                          Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation stage, including initiatives to improve…

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) training programme for Early Years sector

The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres, schools and independent sector providers, meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted minimum requirements. Courses are aimed at:  School staff working within the Early Years…

Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support

The Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector also maintained nursery reception classes nursery schools to develop high quality, inclusive early education and childcare places for children in RBKC and WCC. The team aim is…

Bi-Borough Early Years Hub

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the 'Bi-Borough Early Years hub', a dedicated space for Early Years Practitioners in Kensington and Chelsea. The Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service team is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your business. Our aim is to…

Black Lives Matter (BLM)

Please find useful information and sources regarding 'Black Lives Matter': A parents' guide to 'Black Lives Matter' BLM: Useful resources Windrush Day

Blenheim

Starting in October, Blenheim are offering workshops in relation to substance misuseawareness the support will be tailored to the group of young people they are workingwith. Blenheim will come into youth provisions to build awareness and rapport withthe young people and then offer 1-1 sessions…

Boost your child's speech, language and communication with Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign empowering parents and carers to engage their children (aged 0-5) in positive activities and behaviours that will boost their communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign recognises the massive impact parents have on their…

Breakfast and after school clubs

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. Breakfast clubs These provide…

Broad areas of need

SEND CoP Chapter 6 - 'The 4 Broad areas of need': Communication and interaction 6.28 Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others. This may be because they have difficulty saying what they want to, understanding…

Building Relationships for Stronger Families

We have produced this newsletter regarding our work to reduce parental conflict in Westminster. The Building Relationships for Stronger Families programme offers four interventions for any parent who lives, works or access public services in Westminster. This means it is open to you reading this, including…

Building relationships for stronger families

Building Relationships for Stronger Families’ programmeIf you are experiencing conflict with your partner, or your ex-partner, there may be a lack of warmth or emotional connection between you, or rows and arguments that get stuck or become out of control; you might find that these…

Bullying at schools

Please find below some useful links with regards to bullying: Kensington and Chelsea: local safeguarding children board/bullying Gov.uk/bullying at school Bullying.co.uk/what parents need to know about bullying at schools and academies Childline/types of bullying Anti bullying: guidance for schools

Bursaries, scholarships and awards

Students in higher education can apply for money directly from their university or college on top of any other student finance - you don’t have to pay this money back. Each university or college has their own rules about bursaries, scholarships and awards, eg: who…

Business Enterprise – Virtual Workshops

Introduction to starting your own Creative Business   Do you have a creative business idea in mind that you would like to explore but don’t know where to start? If so, this mini introduction course is for you. It will give you an insight into…

CACHE qualifications

Cache are leading qualifications in the education, health and care sector. Our range of qualifications can prove invaluable to people at all stages in their career, as well as those who are yet to embark on their employment journey. In fact they can fulfil aspirations…

CAMHS – Child and Young People Well-being Team

The Youth Hubs are working with CAMHS to support children aged 11-18yrs with low mood and anxiety. This includes:• Offering 1-1 sessions on a referral basis.• Workshops can be delivered over zoom for young people and parents.• YP can be seen with a parent or…

Care leaving services for 18 to 25 year olds

A young person who has been looked after may be eligible for care leaving services when they reach the age of 18. If you are a care leaver, you may be eligible for services: from the ages of 18 to 21 from the ages of…

Care to Learn Scheme

The Care to Learn scheme will pay for childcare costs and related travel costs (up to £175 per week for young people living in London) for parents who are under 20 years of age and who are in education or training. You can claim Care…

Change4Life

Change4Life will be working in both Youth Hubs offering a service to young peopleincluding:• 6x week clubs for young people aged 11-19yrs (up to 25yrs for young peoplewith SEND). The clubs take a consultative and fun approach and seek tounderstand young people’s experience to support…

Change4Life Workforce Training

Change4Life Workforce Training A free, new Change4Life Service is now available in Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster to support children, young people and families most at risk of poor health outcomes to eat well and keep active. The service will be delivered by Family Action,…

Changes to the powers of the SEND Tribunal

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The CAMHS Team is our local NHS support service for children and young people. The service consists of a friendly and dedicated team of professionals from a range of professional backgrounds including doctors, psychologists, nurses and other experts who can assist with understanding and supporting…

Child and family safety

Safeguarding Self-isolating can bring new unsettling challenges for you and your family. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of your child, please contact the following teams: Please call the Social Services helpline on 020 7361 3013 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or…
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