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Disagreements, mediation and the SEND Tribunal

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires all local authorities and health commissioner services to provide an independent mediation and dispute resolution service to help when parents/carers, young people, schools, health care services and the local authority cannot agree on how to meet a child…

Do an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships Please find below information about apprenticeships: A guide to apprenticeships 42 top apprenticeship programmes for young people in the UK The A-Z of apprenticeships GOV.UK: Become an apprentice Apprenticeships: 14 to 19-years-olds National Careers Service   Summer Maker Challenge and Imperial Apprenticeships

Does my child have SEND?

During your child’s early years, you may not know whether they have SEND or not. Many parents have concerns about their child’s development. While most of the time it is just a normal part of growing up, you should highlight any worries you have with…

Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is defined as ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading, or violent behaviour’ in most cases by a partner or ex-partner. It can also be perpetrated by a family member or carer. Usually, men are…

Domestic Violence Support

Domestic violence or abuse deeply affects families and the wider community and leaves a devastating impact on survivors.  Abuse can take many forms, including emotional and psychological abuse, physical and sexual violence, coercive and controlling behaviour, including economic abuse. Children are deeply affected by living with domestic…

Drug and alcohol addiction: local help

Talk to your GP Support in your area Smoking Drugs and alcohol: further information and support

Drugs and alcohol: information and support

Visit the People First website for detailed information on drugs and alcohol and other relevant services within Westminster and surrounding areas. Insight Westminster offers a free, friendly and confidential young people’s support service. We provide information, advice and help to young people up to 25 years who are living with or…

Early education (Early Years Foundation Stage: EYFS)

Early Years education is a non-compusary stage of education generally comprising the ages from birth to 5 (or to the date when a child starts reception). Depending on individual circumstances, parents or carers may chose whether their child go to nursery or are cared for…

Early education and childcare information

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Westminster, including the different entitlements and funding options and information about local early years providers. Choosing a provider and help paying for childcare: 2-year-olds: 15 hours for eligible low-income and working families 3…

Early Help

The Early Help service provides help and support to children, young people and their families from before birth up to the age of 19. All families face challenges and sometimes need support. Early Help is about providing this support as soon as possible to tackle difficulties…