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Early Help

In Westminster we use the term early help to refer to any extra support you may need for your family.  This can range from providing information, to support in your home or recommending courses that might be helpful for you. You might already be using…

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…

EY Hub updates: COVID-19

We have created this page in the Early Years Hub to share resources and information that may be useful to your childcare business, organisation, staff and those working with children and young people. We are committed to supporting your setting during this period and will maintain…

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 are committed to supporting you as a parent during this period and will maintain regular contact with you and your…

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…

Free school meals

Apply for free school meals Children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals regardless of any qualifying benefit. However, parents and carers are encouraged to complete the application form below as schools receive £1,300 per completed application form. This…

Golden Girls support group

Golden girls is the name of an online support group for girls aged 12-18 recently launched in our Early Help, Intensive Support Team. This resource was developed in response to understanding that many young people were feeling isolated and lonely in this lockdown, especially those…

HAF programme summer 2021

Check out what is available this Summer. Westminster City Council has been awarded funding from the Department for Education to deliver a Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme over the summer holidays.  Information for families The aim of the programme is to provide an array…

How can you safeguard children from sexting?

More and more children and teens are engaging in or being affected by sexting. With moreyoung people having access to phones and social media accounts, it is becoming easier forthem to send and receive explicit messages and images. There has been a rise in the…

Hungry Little Minds - campaign toolkit

Improving early communication, language and literacy development is a key priority for the government and a cornerstone of building a country that works for everyone. Some of the poorest children in the UK start school months behind their peers and the gap can grow through…