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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…

Babies and children's healthy eating

Please find below information and tips on how to set healthy eating habits from the early years: Weaning to solids Understanding food groups Managing overweight Healthy weight: advice for parents Healthy recipes: guide for parents

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

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME/BME)

This section is being developed to provide you with useful information and resources regarding equality, diversity and inclusion concerning Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME): 'Black Lives Matter' / BLM A parents' guide to 'Black Lives Matter' BLM: Useful resources Windrush Day

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…

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…

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 Dental and oral health Nutrition and healthy eating Immunisations Healthwatch central west London

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 Child and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (CAMHS) NHS: every mind matters Young minds Mind: information for children and young people Services in your…

Early Help

Early Help means acting to support a child, young person or their family early in the life of a problem, as soon as it emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child’s life from pre-birth to adulthood and applies to any problem…

Family Information Service website updates: COVID-19

We have created this page on the Kensington & Chelsea Family Information Service 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…

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

Health

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. Please click here to access the page We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young…

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 visiting

Health visiting services Health Visitors offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. After attending antenatal classes and being seen at home by midwives, parents will receive information and support…

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…

Home-start Westminster

Home-start supports ANY family living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea who needs them, provided there is at least 1 child under 5, or a baby on the way.  Rich or poor, settled or transient; there are times when we all need support and friendship but…

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service offers specialist treatment and consultation aimed at improving the wellbeing of children under five years old. Many children will have difficulties including but not limited to sleeping, being over clingy, relationship difficulties, bed wetting or…

Midwifery

Early Years Midwives and maternity assistants offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. Parents can access antenatal clinics they may be referred by their GP, Hospital or can self…

Music therapy

Chelsea and Westminster has one of the longest histories for the provision of paediatric music therapy in the National Health Service (NHS). Music therapists work with children who have a wide variety of communication, social, developmental and emotional needs. Music therapy is a research active…

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's)

Tommy's is a digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The resource: Your Baby’s Mum: A wellbeing plan for pregnancy and post-birth offers…

Non-violent Resistance (NVR)

NVR stands for Non-Violent Resistance, it’s an approach with its roots in the civil rights movement which has been developed to address children’s violent or self-destructive behaviours. This approch has gained in recognition and popularity due to the realization by many parents and professionals that,…

Nourish & Thrive Westminster: A free 8-week online cookery course

Groundwork London are offering a free 8-week online cookery courses via Zoom to learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals using kitchen cupboard ingredients. The first of these courses will start on Mon 16th November and run to January 25th 2021 from 11:00am - 12:30pm.   The first 20…

Nutrition and healthy eating

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…

Occupational therapy

Paediatric occupational therapists assess and treat children who have difficulties that affect their ability to do every day physical activities. Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy (CYPOT) Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic there is a change to this service. Please visit Coronavirus Page on…
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