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Family Information Service updates: Covid-19

For general information from the Council regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit Kensington and Chelsea’s coronavirus advice and information pages. For support for families with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities, please visit the Local Offer COVID-19 webpage. National guidance…

Family Support

This section aims to provide guidance on how to help keep your family safe and well. Early Help Home-start Westminster Early Help - Youth hubs Other organisations providing family support Information and guidance for keeping your family safe: Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Online safety…

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

First Aid courses

Early Years practitioners must complete an approved 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Course every three years. Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education service offers Paediatric First Aid courses, but where not possible to attend, please contact the following training organisations to enquire about more first aid courses:…

Food Banks

You can find information about the food banks available at present through the link below Kensington and Chelsea Social Council:  FOOD BANKS

Forums for early years practitioners

PVI forums Leadership and Network forums SEND forums Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team

Fostering and Adoption

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

The four-part 'graduated approach'

The four-part 'graduated approach' is designed to help you decide on the levels of support and type of action to be put in place for children in your school or setting:  Assess The early years practitioner or SENCO should work in collaboration with parent/carers to identify…

FREE Film Production Workshop @ Baseline, Lancaster West

FREE Film & TV Production Workshop at Baseline on Lancaster West for young people aged 14-25. Young people will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the production process from industry professionals. For more details, download the following leaflet: Film Production Workshop.

Free learning courses

Details of free learning courses to help you continue your learning, whatever your age or interests: Alison Setting up a free account gives access to over 1000 courses. Courses in the IT category help you learn everything from standard Microsoft packages through to coding and game…

Free school meals

Your child may qualify for free school meals if you or their other parent are receiving Income Support, income-based Job Seekers Allowance from the Department of Social Security (DSS) or support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Under the current criteria, children…

Funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Please information about funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds in the following link: Funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds 

Funding in the EY

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's…

GDPR information

Below we have put together relevant information about the GDPR: PACEY: GDPR guide EY Alliance: preparing for GDPR NDNA: GDPR information GDPR guide Data Protection fee Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Glossary of terms

More information coming to this section soon.  

Guidance for service providers

There are two sections of this website: Information for Families provides information to all parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years, or 0-25 years if their child has a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). The SEND Local Offer focuses on providing accessible…

Harrow Youth Club

Address: 187 Freston Road, London, W10 6TH Who to contact:  Liam Clipsham Michael DefoeSenior Development Manager CEO Harrow ClubEmail: liam@harrowclubw10.org Michael Defoe Senior Development ManagerCEO Harrow Club Email: Michael@harrowclubw10.org

Health

In this section you can find information and guidance on how to stay healthy, and also contact details for local health services: Parents-to-be and under 5s Children and young people Find a NHS service near you Other useful information: Family Information Service newsletters Contact us…

Health and Development Reviews

If you have a toddler aged 8 – 15 months and/or 2 – 2.5 years, you should be hearing from your local Health Visiting Team to invite you to attend a Health & Developmental Review. We strongly encourage you to attend these to ensure the…

Health referral information for professionals

Kensington and Chelsea CAMHS 1B Beatrice Place, Marloes Road, Marloes Road, London W8 5LP Tel:  0203 317 3599 Email:  cnw-tr.kccamhs.cnwl@nhs.net Website CAMHS Central and North West London Home Related Service Kooth  Westminster CAMHS Woodfield Road Tel:  020 3317 5999 Email:  westminstercamhs.cnwl@nhs.net Website CAMHS Central and North…

Health Visiting teams in Kensington and Chelsea

Health Visiting teams: KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA & WESTMINSTER All enquires should be directed via our Single Point of Access (SPA) Contact the KCWHF Team on: T: 0208 200 2500 ext 2 |  Email: clcht.childhealthinformationhubkcwf@nhs.net Or visit the health visiting resource page: New baby and parent resources: Central London Community Healthcare NHS…

The Healthy Early Years Programme and Award Scheme

Healthy Early Years London is an awards scheme sponsored by the Mayor of London. The scheme supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and education in early years settings. It can help to address areas such as oral health, personal, social and emotional development,…

Healthy Start

Healthy Start Healthy start is a national programme which provide weekly free vouchers for low income families with children under four, to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. You may be…
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