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Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Student finance Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Extra money to pay for university Young people's charitable trusts The Prince's Trust Financial support for disabled students

Finding support for autistic Children and Young People

This resource provides guidance and information for families, parents, carers, and professionals looking for support for autistic children and young people in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. There is support available for those who have been diagnosed already, are waiting for a diagnosis, or those…

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…

Free meals for pre-school children in Westminster

Eating well is essential for children in their early years. Pre-school children in Westminster may be able to access free meals at their nursery or childminder. Speak to your Early Years provider for more information or to access a recorded workshop by Change 4 Life…

Free school meals (FSM)

Free school meals is a government initiative which provides children with a nutritious meal during term time. You can apply for free school meals if your child is in full time education and you receive any of the following benefits: Universal Credit (provided you have an…

Funding in the EY (information for practitioners)

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…

Further education funding for young people with special educational needs and disabilities

There are a range of different funding arrangements made available to further education providers to help meet the needs of young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). How this funding is provided can depend on the type of educational provider, the age of…

Gambling: when it becomes a problem

Problem gambling Problem gambling has a negative effect on the life of the gambler or the people close to them, like family, friends, and boyfriends and girlfriends. It might be that someone’s gambling is causing them to be unhappy, have less energy, fall behind at…

Gangs and Serious Youth Violence

Gang activity, knife crime, drugs and other forms of serious youth violence are significant issues. These can make our residents and communities worry about the safety and wellbeing of their children and families. Gangs 5 or 6 years ago, 'gangs' and groups involved in violence were all about…

GDPR - What your setting needs to know

Below we have put together relevant information about the GDPR: PACEY: GDPR guide EY Alliance: preparing your setting for GDPR Data Protection fee NDNA Data Protection FAQs Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team