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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,…

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…

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…

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: earlyhelpparentingteam@westminster.gov.uk

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…

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…

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…

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

Detached and Outreach Team (DOT)

Welcome to the Detached and Outreach Team webpage We are a team of youth workers working in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). We offer a variety of youth work support including: Detached (street-based) sessions Outreach (helping children and young people to access provision in youth centres…

Detached and Outreach Team (DOT) Newsletter - Autumn Edition

The Autumn Edition of the Detached and Outreach Team (DOT) newsletter is now available and can be downloaded here.  DOT are a team of youth workers working in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to support young people aged 11-19. Support includes: Detached (street-based) sessions Outreach (helping…

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 and Parenting support

Early Help 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. We will provide support through a variety of community-based…

Early Intervention Service (access to Short Breaks)

Short Breaks can be accessed via the 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 Chronic…

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

Emotional wellbeing support for young people

Mental health is just like physical health, everybody has it, and it’s important to take care of it. Feeling down some of the time is normal, but if you want to talk to someone about your thoughts or feelings, there are plenty of routes you…

Family hubs & Children's centres

Children’s Centres and Family Hubs are there to support mum, dad and their children including grandparents and carers caring for children, with friendly, experienced and qualified staff on hand to assist you with making choices and using services. These are great places for families and communities…

Family Hubs newsletters

Please click on the links below to access the latest Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletters: 2022 September 2022 edition July 2022 edition June 2022 edition  May 2022 edition April 2022 edition 2021 December 2021 edition November 2021 edition July 2021 edition June 2021 edition…

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Please click on the link below to access the latest newsletter: Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter winter 2022 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter autumn 2022 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter summer 2022 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter spring 2022 edition Kensington and…

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 Safeguarding children Domestic violence and abuse Organisations and services providing family support

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

The Kensington and Chelsea Adoption Service is now run by Coram Ambitious for Adoption. If you are enquiring about Adopting a Child please contact adoption@coram.org.uk  If you are enquiring about Post Adoption Support please contact corampostadoption@westminster.gov.uk If you are enquiring about your birth or adoption records prior to 1975 (National Children’s Adoption Association) please…
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