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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 City of Westminster.   Why do we have a register and what is it used for? The…

Disclosure and Barring Service DBS checks for childcare providers

This factsheet sets out Ofsted’s position on Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted.

Domestic Abuse

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:…

Early Help Partnership Information

What is Early Help?  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…

Early Years Service

Early years services 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…

Early years support in the home

Early Support Service Early Support is a key working service available to families caring for children (aged 0-5) with a complex disability requiring them to be in contact with a wide range of health and social care professionals. It provides help with coordinating the care…

Emergency help with money

If you are struggling to afford the basic household items for your family, the following programmes may be able to help:   Local Support Payments If you live in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster, and you need help because of an emergency or a…

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

What is it? A benefit that’s paid if you are unable to work because of sickness or disability. Who gets it? If you can’t work because of a pregnancy-related illness and you can’t claim Statutory Sick Pay. Employment and Support Allowance can be paid until…

Family Lives - Young Carer Project

The Young Carer Project Offers 1 to 1 personal support from a Young Person’s Worker for young carers aged 10 - 15 years. Support is focused on the Young Carers well-being increasing the young carer’s confidence and self-esteem, reducing feelings of isolation enabling them to…

Family Nursing Partnership

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary programme offered to young mothers having their first baby. The programme begins in early pregnancy and is orientated to the future health and well-being of the child, and consists of frequent structured home visits until the child is…
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