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Family Hubs

Family Hubs are a new way of bringing together all the support you may need as a family from pregnancy through to young people turning 19 (or 25 if they have a disability). In Westminster we have three Family Hubs. There should be one in…

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Here you will find copies of our Family Information Service Newsletters: FIS newsletter winter 2022 edition FIS newsletter autumn 2022 edition FIS newsletter summer 2022 edition FIS newsletter spring 2022 edition FIS newsletter winter 2021 edition FIS newsletter autumn 2021 edition FIS newsletter summer 2021…

Family Information Service updates: COVID-19

We have created this page to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people.  We will add any relevant updates from specific services as they become available.  If your service would like to update this…

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

This section aims to provide guidance on how to help keep your family safe and well.  Early Help Safeguarding children Domestic violence and abuse Organisations and services providing family support

Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Student finance University and college hardship funds Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Bursaries, scholarships and awards Young people's charitable trusts The Prince's Trust Help for self employed Financial…

Fostering and adoption

The Westminster Adoption Service is now run by Coram Ambitious for Adoption. If you are enquiring about Adopting a Child please contact adoption@coram.org.uk  If you are enquiring about Post Adoption Support please contact corampostadoption@westminster.gov.uk If you are enquiring about your birth or adoption records prior to 1975…

The four-part 'graduated approach'

The four-part 'graduated approach' is designed to help you decide on the levels of support and type of action to be put in place for children in your school or setting:  Assess The early years practitioner or SENCO should work in collaboration with parent/carers to identify…

Free school meals (FSM)

Free school meals is a government initiative which provides children with a nutritious meal during term time. All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 receive free school meals, this is known as universal Infant free school meals. For children in year 3 or above,…

Funding in the EY

In the sections below, you will be able to find specific information about the different source of funding available in the Early Years and related data: Funding for children with SEND: Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up…