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16 to 19 education: financial support for students (guide for institutions)

Advice for institutions on the financial support young people may be able to access to help them participate in education and training. Please access the GOV.UK site for further information: 16 to 19 education: financial support for students (guide for institutions)

Action for Change

Who we are Action for Change is a service for birth parents who have had their children removed permanently from their care. The service aims to prevent recurrent care proceedings by helping birth parents to have a better understanding of the reasons for the previous…

Alert - Heatwave

High temperatures both outdoors and indoors may harm children’s health. In the event of a heatwave alert, local authorities will be alerted by the Met Office, and the alert will be more widely publicised. The advice given here.  focuses specifically on children and is provided for teachers…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Children and young people's mental health and wellbeing resources

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…

Dance and Drama Awards: funding for students

If you are aged 16 to 23 and show talent and a likelihood to succeed in the industry, you could get a Dance and Drama Award (DaDA) to help with fees and living costs at one of 17 private dance and drama schools. Apply direct…

Detached and Outreach Team (DOT)

Meet The Detached and Outreach Team (DOT) This video clip tells you about the work they do with young people in Kensington and Chelsea.

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.   Why do we have a register and what is it…

Early Help

Early Help in Kensington and Chelsea is a way of getting extra support when needed. Our integrated 0-19 (25 with SEND) service aims to help families when difficulties first begin so that we can support them with finding solutions quickly. Through our Family Hub Model,…

Early Intervention Service (EIS) referral forms

Short Breaks are changing their name to  Early Intervention Service team. Please download the required referral document: EIS referral form  Biborough DCT support referral form

Early Intervention Service (formerly Short Breaks)

Short Breaks are changing their name to  Early Intervention Service team. Short breaks are for families with children between the age of 0 and 18 who are affected in their everyday living by one or more of the following: A physical impairment A sensory impairment…

Family Hubs Newsletters

Please click on the links below to access the latest Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletters: 2021 Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter May 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter April 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter March 2021 edition  2020…

Family Information Service updates: COVID-19

We have created this page to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people. We are committed to supporting you as a parent during this period and will maintain regular contact with you and your…

FIS Newsletters

Please click on the link below to access the latest newsletter: Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter spring 2021 edition  Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter winter 2020 edition  Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter autumn 2020 edition

Fostering and Adoption

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

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…

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…

The Healthy Early Years Programme and Award Scheme

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme is funded by the Public Health team for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The programme has been based on the success of the Healthy Schools programme across the three boroughs and started as a pilot programme in…
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