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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…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

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 DAF is available to Early Years…

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…

Early Intervention Service team (Short Breaks)

Short breaks are for families with children aged between 0 and 18 years old who are affected in their everyday life by one or more of the following: A physical impairment A sensory impairment Chronic physical ill health A communication or language disorder An Autistic…

Early Years and childcare job vacancies

Are you looking to work in the Early Years sector? This section provides information about current job oportunities in nurseries and pre-schools accross Westminster and surrounding areas: London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) are currently hiring. For full details contact:  Chloe McCann ¦ Talent Acquisition officer…

Emotional wellbeing support for young people

Mental health is just like physical health, everybody has it, and it’s important to take care of it. Feeling down some of the time is normal, but if you want to talk to someone about your thoughts or feelings, there are plenty of routes you…

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Here you will find copies of our Family Information Service Newsletters: FIS newsletter summer 2022 edition 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…

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…

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 prior to 1975…