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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

The Building Relationships for Stronger Families programme has now ended. Referrals closed at the end of March 2022. Relationship Support is continuing in Westminster however, please contact the Parenting Service for more information: [email protected]

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…

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…

Careers guidance resources

This section provides guidance about different career paths. Please note that the Family Information Service do no manage the content within the links below. In addition, we offer an impartial service and we cannot reommed or endorse any of the providers listed. National Careers Service…

Change4Life Healthy Lifestyle clubs

The Change4Life Healthy Lifestyle clubs provide fun and interactive six-week programmes for expectant parents and children, young people and families in Kensington Chelsea and Westminster with groups organised by age. The clubs take a whole-family approach by providing children and their parents/carers with the skills…

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 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…

Childcare choices information

Click to view 'Childcare Choices' information:   Childcare Choices information pack to support parents during COVID-19 Top things providers need to know about Tax-Free Childcare; Visual map of the customer journey through their childcare account; Parent tips for using the 30 hours provision Childcare Choices contact details:…

Childcare information and early years

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Westminster, including the different entitlements and funding options. Also, you will be able to find information about activities for under 5's in the area. For information on childcare providers and activities in Westminster,…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA)

A Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in the borough, mapping supply of, demand for and gaps in the childcare market. The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities to secure sufficient childcare (so far as is…

Childcare survey - your views matter

The council’s Early Education and Childcare Service wants to know your experience finding and using nursery places and childcare. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think: surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ParentCarerEYChildcareSurvey

Childminders - safeguarding referrals

Safeguarding referrals pathway Please access here the childminders' safeguarding referral flowchart Useful contacts Please use the following contact details to seek advice or to refer your concern regarding a child in your care: For safeguarding advice or referrals please contact the Local Authority where the…

Childminders registering with Ofsted

Registering with Ofsted Providing childcare services in England Briefing for those wishing to become childminders Register with Ofsted Should you have any queries, please contact: Glynis MatesBi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisor (Childminders)Mob: 07971 626075Email: [email protected] 

Children and young people's health and wellbeing

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help support your child's health and wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing and mental health Children and young people with SEND Supporting children to communicate Dental and oral health Immunisations Adolescent health

Children and young people's mental health

During this time, it’s important that you take care of your family’s mental health – there are lots of things you can do, and support is available if you need it.  Please follow this link for a leaflet that sets out further available support for children…

Children in employment and entertainment

Some children work part-time or take part in entertainment productions or modelling. There are very strict guidelines and procedures in place to ensure all children are kept safe and not exploited. Also, a child under the age of 16 will need a performance licence from…

Children's and teen's mental health and wellbeing

Please find below information and guidance to support your child or young person's mental health and wellbeing: If you need urgent help Supporting emotional wellbeing during school closure Child and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (CAMHS) NHS: every mind matters Young minds Mind: information for children…
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