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Children's and young people's mental health and wellbeing

Please find below information to support children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. If you need urgent help Supporting Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing During School Closure Child and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (CAMHS) NHS: every mind matters Young minds Mind: information for…

Children's Coronavirus fact sheet

Children's Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Choosing 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 can be difficult. In the video below from the Coram Family and Childcare Trust,…

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

Choosing childcare for parents and grandparents

This section has been created to provide information advice and guidance for parents and grandparents looking for childcare options. Find out about your options by clicking the relvant tiles below: Informal childcare Grandparents as childminders Useful links Different types of childcare: Before and after school…

Choosing school or type of education

There are several types of schools and formal education could also take place at your home. You you may decide what is the best educational option for your child depending on your particular preference or particular circumstances. Have a look at the options below if you are trying to…

Choosing schools and formal education

There are several types of schools and formal education could also take place at your home. You you may decide what is the best educational option for your child depending on your particular preference or particular circumstances. Have a look at the options below if you are trying to…

The core purpose of children and family hubs

The core purpose of children and family hubs is to improve outcomes for young children and their families and reduce inequalities between families in greatest need and their peers. Children’s centres provide care and education for families with children, from conception to their fifth birthday.…

The council's promise to children and young people

Westminster City Council has made an 8-point promise to children and young people. This is called the Children's Charter.   Adults who work with you in Westminster will: Listen to your views and take them seriously Help you to be healthy Help you to feel more…

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…