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Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Here you will find copies of our Family Information Service Newsletters: FIS newsletter spring 2022 edition FIS newsletter winter 2021 edition FIS newsletter autumn 2021 edition FIS newsletter summer 2021 edition FIS newsletter spring 2021 edition  FIS newsletter winter 2020 edition  FIS newsletter autumn 2020…

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 Family Information Service newsletters Complete our short survey Contact us Disclaimer

FAQs

This page has been created to pull together FAQs to support your setting. Here is an overview of everything that needs to be considered when registering with Ofsted: 

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…

Financial support, housing and food

Financial Support If you have financial concerns, support is available to provide you with information or speak specifically about your situation. Please visit the Westminster webpage for how the council and government can support you financially. You can also contact the Westminster Advice Service Partnership (WASP) on 0300 330 1191 or Local…

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 please…

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

Your child may qualify for free school meals if you or their other parent are receiving Income Support, income-based Job Seekers Allowance from the Department of Social Security (DSS) or support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Under the current criteria, children…