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Bereavement

The council has adopted the Institute of Cemetery and Crematoria Membership and is a Charter Member of their Charter for the Bereaved. Under this there are two central promises which are as follows: To comply with the charter rights and national standards. To provide a…

Children with disabilities

Support for children with disabilities If you feel that you need support we will need to complete an assessment. A duty social worker will visit you and your family/parents in your home to complete this assessment. They need to meet with you to find out how they…

Counselling services

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any…

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…

Domestic Abuse

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:…

Early Help Partnership Information

Early Help is a community of services supporting families to build resilience and improve lives. Our vision is that every child and family is happy and healthy and has the opportunity to flourish in a cohesive community. When a young person is developing and growing…

Early Years Service

Early years services Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation stage, including initiatives…

Emergency help with money

If you are struggling to afford the basic household items for your family, the following programmes may be able to help:   Local Support Payments If you live in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster, and you need help because of an emergency or a…

Fostering and adoption

Placements Westminster City Council shares its fostering and adoption service with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, devoting more resources to helping find families for the children who need them.  Private fostering If you have been looking…

Housing

Supported Housing Refers to accommodation and support provided by organisations with expertise in supporting people to improve their life skills and opportunities. A referral for supported housing for the young person will need be made via the care management team in the first instance, who…
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