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Changes to the powers of the SEND Tribunal

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Child and family safety

Safeguarding Self-isolating can bring new unsettling challenges for you and your family. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of your child, please contact the following teams: Please contact the access team on 020 7641 4000 or accesstochildrensservices@westminster.gov.uk. The out of hours Emergency Duty Team…

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is for people who are bringing up children. It is paid for each child and your earnings or savings will not affect your claim. You can claim Child Benefit if you are bringing up a child in the UK who is:  aged under…

Childcare careers

Becoming a childminder Setting up a home-based childcare business course HMRC courses for childminders

Childcare careers and courses

Interested in working with children? Not sure where to start? Whether it is becoming a childminder or working in an early years setting the Early Education and Childcare Service can help. Call on 07971 625922 or email Bi-BoroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.uk to find out more. Alternatively, information about careers in…

Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if you: are a full-time higher education student have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs The grant: doesn’t have to be paid back is paid on top of your…

Childcare information and early years

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Please click here to access the Updates and Resources page From birth through to adulthood, education is vital to the development of children and young people and many continue to learn beyond the compulsory school age requirements. Some children may start their…

Childcare Information for Social Workers and Foster Carers

Children in foster care are now entitled to 30 hours free childcare giving foster families the same support as other families. This note helps social workers and foster parents understand the background to 30 hours free childcare and how it will work for children in…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA)

A Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in the borough, mapping supply of, demand for and gaps in the childcare market. The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities to secure sufficient childcare (so far as is…

Childcare survey - your views matter

The council’s Early Education and Childcare Service would like to know about your experience finding and using nursery places and childcare. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think: surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ParentCarerEYChildcareSurvey