The safety and well-being of all children, young people and families is of paramount importance. Everyone has the right to be safe, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. This section aims to guide you to helpful information to help keep your family safe and well.
In Westminster Early Help is a collection of services which aim to provide effective support to families as soon as difficulties start, to prevent them from getting worse. These services cover a range of areas, from information and guidance, parenting support to health to education to specialist support for young people.
The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) for Hammersmith& Fuham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The safeguarding of children is everyone's responsibility, and the LSCB website contains in depth information for:
- Children and young people
- Parents, carers and the public
- professionals and volunteers
The LSCB site also lists training and resources available including e-Learning and Training for Schools.
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child, please contact the access team on 020 7641 4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org - In an emergency call the police on 999.
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 removal and help manage the consequences of having a child removed from their care.
We are a service that work across Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster City Council. We are a team of multi-disciplinary practitioners using therapeutic and outreach interventions to engage with parents on a one-to-one basis and as part of a group.
Click here to read more about how we work and who we work with.
Helpful information for all about prevention of child accidents in the home; whilst travelling or during childcare.
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 do not know where to turn. Our trained volunteers visit weekly to help to give encouragement, emotional support, practical help, or assistance with accessing local services. We use a person-centred, empowering approach which models positive parenting and helps families in different areas of their lives, including finances, housing and relationships etc.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are a family that could use our support, or if you think you could spare 2 hours a week to help transform lives as a volunteer. Click here to find information on how to contact us.
New technologies can mean new opportunities for children or young people to come to harm; on the internet or as victims of cyber-bullying. There are lots of websites that offer advice and information about staying stay online, for children, young people and adults:
The NSPCC website (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
From the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel, RoSPA are instrumental in shaping our society, preventing millions of deaths and serious injuries along the way.