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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…

Fostering and adoption

Placements Westminster City Council shares its fostering and adoption service with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, devoting more resources to helping find families for the children who need them.  For further information email the team on corampostadoption@westminster.gov.uk Private fostering If you have been looking after…

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…

Housing

Drawn by Nico, age 6 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…

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…

Internet Safety Guides

Download the Internet safety Guides for parents of children of all ages.

Keeping children safe online

This leaflet gives information about how to keep your child safe online. How can you safeguard children from sexting? SafeCall Internet Safety Guides