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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:

Perfect Pathways - the journey so far...

Background - The Design Council Following a successful bid based around the desire to provide improved support for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), the Perfect Pathways project was selected as one of seven London organisations to take part in the ‘Design in…

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…

Provider information: Tax Free Childcare

Top things providers need to know about Tax-Free Childcare. See the factsheet for further information.

Public Health services

Westminster City Council have a vision that all people in Westminster are able to be well, stay well and live well, supported by a collaborative and cohesive health and care system. Ambitions to deliver the vision We will work with our colleagues within the council, the…

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…
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