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Money Matters

Having children and raising a family can be expensive. There are a number of schemes to support families. The government provides information on a number of different Benefits for families, including who they are for and how you can apply for them, including; Apply for free…

Multi-agency Assessment and Referral Form Fair Processing Notice

Westminster City Council is working in partnership with Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, to develop an online portal for assessment and referral into Children’s Services (Early Help referrals only in RBKC). This product is called the Multiagency Assessment and Referral Form (MARF), the method…

Nannies and home-based carers

Nannies and home carers are exempt from the requirement to register as a childminder under The Childcare (Exemptions from Registration) Order 2008 if they provide childcare for no more than two families in the parent’s homes. They are currently not permitted to register on the…

Need to use a computer?

All Westminter Libraries offer access to computers. All you need to do is go along to your local library and book a PC.  

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

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's) Tommy's have launched a digital version of the NICE-approved Pregnancy and Post-birth Wellbeing Plan. The new digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health…

Ofsted registered childcare in Westminster

Information about Ofsted registered childcare provision is held by Westminster Family Information Service (FIS).  Listings of all Ofsted registered childcare provision is available via this directory. Please contact Westminster Family Information Service on 020 7641 7929 or Bi-BoroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.uk if you need further assistance to find childcare to meet…

Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register

Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register The Childcare Act 2006 introduced a new Ofsted Childcare Register with compulsory and voluntary parts. Compulsory Childcare providers must by law register on this part if they rewarded (paid) for caring for children aged five to seven years for more than…

Parenting support

Bringing up children can be daunting, but it doesn't need to be. Here are some useful links to sites which provide helpful information, advice and guidance:

Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody

Please download our policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody below. Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody (Feb 2019) The Youth Offending Team (YOT) and the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Services have worked jointly to produce this…

Pregnancy

The NHS contains lots of information to help you know what to expect during pregnancy. You should contact a mid-wife or your GP if you believe you are pregnant to ensure you get the professional support you need. www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-and-baby-care.aspx  Teenage pregnancy In Westminster there are…