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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…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the City of Westminster.   Why do we have a register and what is it used for? The…

Domestic Abuse

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:…

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…

Emergency help with money

If you are struggling to afford the basic household items for your family, the following programmes may be able to help:

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 on the Westminster Family Information Service  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…

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 London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, devoting more resources to helping find families for the children who need them.  Private fostering If you have been looking…

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…