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Starting Reception

Starting Primary School in 2022 If your child is born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you will need to apply for a primary school place for reception class 2022. The national closing date for applications is Saturday15 January 2022 and the national…

Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay

What is Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay? When you adopt or have a child through surrogacy, you’re entitled to a year off work and up to 39 weeks’ Statutory Adoption Pay. Who gets it?Only one person in a couple can take adoption leave and pay.…

Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay

What is Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay? One or two weeks’ paid time off work so that you can help look after your new baby. Who gets it?You must be: The child’s biological father or adopter The mother’s partner The intended parent (if you’re having…

Student finance

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs. You might get extra money on top of this, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children. Before you apply…

Support for more vulnerable young carers

Young Carers  A Young Carer is child or young person aged 5 - 18 years old, who hassignificant caring role for another person who suffers from physical disability, mental health problems, substance misuse or any other debilitating or long term illness. A Young Carer becomes vulnerable when…

Support for Parents

COVID-19 / Coronavirus: Please click here to access the information and guidance page Bringing up children is likely to be one of the most difficult jobs any of us ever do. As many as 75% of all parents and carers say there are times when…

Support for Parents of Children with SEND

Parent Zone Parents from our parent groups across the Bi-borough have proposed a range of questions across education, health and social care that they would like to have answered. In our new Parent Zone, we publish these questions alongside answers from staff at the Local…

Support for young carers

Are you under 18 and looking after someone in your family who is ill or disabled? This may be a parent, a brother or sister or a grandparent. Maybe you help by staying at home a lot to be there for them, helping them get…

Support from your health visitor

Health Visitors are currently operating a reduced service to manage staffing capacity and to limit the spread of infection. You will be contacted by your Health Visitor by phone or video call when your baby is 10-14 days old and 6-8 weeks to help you,…

Support from your Health Visitor

Health Visitors are currently operating a reduced service to manage staffing capacity and to limit the spread of infection. You will be contacted by your Health Visitor by phone or video call when your baby is 10-14 days old and 6-8 weeks to help you,…