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Quality of childminding

All childminders who care for children under the age of eight must be registered and inspected by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), who carry out regular checks on the home and childminder. What’s more, all adults (16+) living and…

Questions to ask a childcare provider

There are many things you should consider when looking for childcare, particularly those that you feel will help your child. How long have you been working with children? What experience do they have of supporting children with additional needs. What qualifications and/or training do staff…

Register a birth

You must register your baby before you can get a birth certificate. Every birth must be registered within 42 days of the child being born. Register a birth in Westminster It's best to register the birth at the register office in the district where the…

Responding to and Managing Allegations Against Professionals

The role of the Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO It is a statutory role in all Local Authorities All LADOs follow the same procedures – (see the London Child Protection Procedures) They manage investigations into all concerns about adults working with children both professionals…

SafeCall

SafeCall is a scheduled telephone call to children who are referred to us by professionals working with them. They will be offered a non-judgemental, safe space to talk about their experiences in confidence. We will reassure them that there is a way out, support them…

School dates and holidays

This page has links to information about school term dates and holidays.

School SEN Policies and Information Reports

Schools (including mainstream schools, nurseries, and academy schools) must publish information on their websites about their arrangements for meeting the needs of pupils with SEN. This includes their SEN Policy and SEN Information Report. These should be freely available to download from their websites and must…

School, education and learning

Early education All 3 and 4-year-olds whose parents require it are entitled to up to 15 hours per week of early education or childcare during term time. An additional 15 hours is available for working parents. A comprehensive list of childcare providers can be found…

SEND Local Offer

The Local Offer provides information about services that children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for you. What is a…

Sexual Health

Sexual health is an important part of physical and mental health as well as your emotional and social wellbeing. It's important to take care of your sexual health and to talk about sex and relationships with your loved ones. More information on Sexual Health can…
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