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COVID-19 / Coronavirus: information and support for young people

In the following sections, you can find useful information and guidance about Covid-19 / Coronavirus: Resources for young people Emotional wellbeing support Young Westminster Young Westminster: responding to COVID-19 Young Westminster: resources Bereavement support

Different types of childcare

Information on childcare Childcare Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, some childcare vacancy information may not be up-to-date. Please call providers for the most up-to-date childcare vacancy information. See resources for families staying at home. Choosing childcare is an important decision for you and your family. Child…

Disability Access Fund

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DFA is available to Early Years…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the City of Westminster.   Why do we have a register and what is it used for? The…

Disclosure and Barring Service DBS checks for childcare providers

This factsheet sets out Ofsted’s position on Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted.

Do an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships Please find below information about apprenticeships: A guide to apprenticeships 42 top apprenticeship programmes for young people in the UK The A-Z of apprenticeships GOV.UK: Become an apprentice Apprenticeships: 14 to 19-years-olds National Careers Service   Summer Maker Challenge and Imperial Apprenticeships

Documents and links for childminders

Miscellaneous information and links for childminders: Guidance on recording and tracking children’s achievements in the revised EYFS EYFS 2019 Handbook  EYFS 2020-21 Handbook  GDPR - what is it and how it will affect your childminding business Q&A  Parents guide to the EYFS – What to expect, when…

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse If you are affected by domestic abuse, support is still available to you through a number of different ways during this period: The Angelou Partnership (translators available): 0808 801 0660 or 020 8741 7008 Women’s Aid via instant messaging service or email support Save Lives advice and resources to support you…

Download the FIS app to your mobile device

Why not make accessing the Family Information Service easier by downloading a shortcut to your mobile device? Follow the step-by-step guides below to learn how you can do this for iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

Early Help

In Westminster we use the term 'early help' to refer to any extra support you may need for your family.  This can range from providing information, to support in your home or recommending courses that might be helpful for you. You might already be using…