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Responding to and Managing Allegations Against Professionals

The role of the Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO It is a statutory role in all Local Authorities All LADOs follow the same procedures – (see the London Child Protection Procedures) They manage investigations into all concerns about adults working with children both professionals…

SafeCall

SafeCall is a scheduled telephone call to children who are referred to us by professionals working with them. They will be offered a non-judgemental, safe space to talk about their experiences in confidence. We will reassure them that there is a way out, support them…

School arrangements and transitioning

On Monday 22 February, the Prime Minister announced that all primary schools, secondary schools, special and alternative provision schools, colleges and further education settings will be opening to all pupils from Monday 8 March as part of the Government's plans to lift the restrictions imposed on…

School dates and holidays

The following are the recommended school terms and holiday dates for nursery, primary and secondary schools. Please note that schools have the autonomy to determine their own term dates. The School Admissions Team will continue to consult on and determine recommended dates, as outlined below,…

Setting up a home-based childcare business course

The Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service deliver free information sessions for Westminster and RBKC residents interested in becoming a registered childminder. These sessions are delivered by Glynis Mates who is the Bi-borough Early Years & inclusion Advisor for childminders.   The Bi-borough Home-based Childcare Course…

Sexual Health

Sex is part of many young adults’ lives and this is perfectly normal. It's also perfectly normal if you have chosen not to have sex - you don't have to until you feel fully ready. No-one has the right to try and convince you otherwise…

Sexual Health Clinic

Service detailsCont@ct is a non-judgemental, confidential and free sexual health service for young people aged 19 and under based in Westminster. At Cont@ct we offer:• Free condoms • Emergency contraception (morning after pill) • Testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV• Contraception and family…

Social Services and Family Support

Social Services and family support What we do and who we can help Many people are worried that contacting children's social services will mean that children are taken into care. In fact, unless a child is in danger, we will work hard with parents to help…

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service

The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH). The service provide assessment for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or problems with eating, drinking, and swallowing. Following diagnosis, the service may provide therapy for children and…

Support for more vulnerable young carers

Young Carers  A Young Carer is child or young person aged 5 - 18 years old, who hassignificant caring role for another person who suffers from physical disability, mental health problems, substance misuse or any other debilitating or long term illness. A Young Carer becomes vulnerable when…