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Family Information Service updates: COVID-19

We have created this page on the Westminster Family Information Service  to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people. We are committed to supporting you as a parent during this period and will maintain regular…

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 safety and social care

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. Please click here to access the page We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young…

FAQs

This page has been created to pull together FAQs to support your setting. Here is an overview of everything that needs to be considered when registering with Ofsted: 

FAQs for schools/providers/childminders

Click on the links below to expand the section. Additional information about claiming for funded children: Please see YouTube videos via the link below showing how to add the funded children onto the FIS Portal (Synergy Tribal system)

Financial support, housing and food

Financial Support If you have financial concerns, support is available to provide you with information or speak specifically about your situation. Please visit the Westminster webpage for how the council and government can support you financially. You can also contact the Westminster Advice Service Partnership (WASP) on 0300 330 1191 or Local…

Fostering and adoption

Placements Westminster City Council shares its fostering and adoption service with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, devoting more resources to helping find families for the children who need them.  Private fostering If you have been looking…

Free school meals

Apply for free school meals Children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals regardless of any qualifying benefit. However, parents and carers are encouraged to complete the application form below as schools receive £1,300 per completed application form. This…

Get Ahead Project

Get ahead Project (Part of the London ESF Youth Programme). Work = Pay If you are aged 16 - 24 years, not in education, employment or training and have a learning disability and/or difficulty, we could help you to 'Get ahead'. Available in Central and South London…

Get parenting support and advice at your local Family Hub

Children’s Centres have gone through some changes over the last year and we will now be developing three new Family Hubs in Westminster – Churchill Gardens in the south, Queen’s Park in the north west, and Church Street in the north east. These will develop…