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Local Parenting Support

Parenting can be challenging at times, but there is  help available. Useful links The links below provide examples of some additional support for parents and their children. Ace-ed provide independent advice to parents/carers of children in state-funded schools who are experiencing difficulties such as bullying, SEN,…

Mainstream schools

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. State schools receive funding through their local authority or directly from the government. The most common ones are: Community schools, which are sometimes called…

Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment of £500 for each baby that does not have to be repaid. If you need help with the cost of buying essential items for a new baby, this grant could help you.…

Mental Health

Looking after your mental health, your mood and your emotional wellbeing is every bit as important as taking care of yourself physically. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are common. One in four adults will experience some kind of mental health…

Mental Health Self Referral

Mental Health Self Referral Access NHS counselling/therapy/psychology services via these websites: Download the leaflet for details of services available to assist those experiencing mental health issues or visit the websites. https://communitylivingwell.co.uk/ Also a charity that offers counselling: https://www.helpcounselling.com/ Westminster Kids' Time Workshops

Money matters

In this page you may find information about different types of financial support.  Westminster cost of living support hub Help for households: national advice and support Local and national benefits information Help towards childcare costs Sure Start maternity grant Free school meals School Uniform Support…

Multi-agency assessment and referral form fair processing notice

Westminster City Council is working in partnership with Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, to develop an online portal for assessment and referral into Children’s Services (Early Help referrals only in RBKC). This product is called the Multi-Agency Assessment and Referral Form (MAARF), the method…

Multi-agency assessment and referral form fair processing notice

Westminster City Council is working in partnership with Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, to develop an online portal for assessment and referral into Children’s Services (Early Help referrals only in RBKC). This product is called the Multi-Agency Assessment and Referral Form (MAARF), the method…

Nannies

Nannies provide childcare in your own home and can look after children of any age. They often work flexible hours so can be a good option if you work shifts or unsociable hours. Your child will also have the advantage of being cared for in…

Nannies and home-based carers

Nannies and home carers are exempt from the requirement to register as a childminder under The Childcare (Exemptions from Registration) Order 2008 if they provide childcare for no more than two families in the parent’s homes. They are currently not permitted to register on the…