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Child Trust Funds

A Child Trust Fund (CTF) is a long-term tax-free savings account for children. You can’t apply for a new Child Trust Fund because the scheme is now closed. You can apply for a Junior ISA instead. Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are long term tax-free savings accounts…

Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if you: are a full-time higher education student have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs The grant: doesn’t have to be paid back is paid on top of your…

Children and Young People's Participation

**** NEWSLETTER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE *** We have a new Inclusive Youth Newsletter written with the help of young people, for young people in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea. Read a copy here and scroll down the page to find out more, including prizes to be…

Children with disabilities

Support for children with disabilities If you feel that you need support we will need to complete an assessment. A duty social worker will visit you and your family/parents in your home to complete this assessment. They need to meet with you to find out how they…

Children's centres

Drawn by Safa, age 7If you have a child aged 0 to 5 years, you can receive free parenting support and information at your local children’s centre. A children's centre is a collective hub for families with children under five to access information and services. Our children's…

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

College Open Days 2019-20

When you are thinking about moving on from school to sixth form or college, it can be a good idea to go and see the new setting to make sure it is right for you. and that is able to meet your needs. Open Days…

Common SEND needs explained

There are lots of reasons for a child or young person to have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). On this page, you can find information on the most common causes across the Bi-Borough.  Click on one of the links below to read about what…

Continuing care for children with complex health needs

Continuing Care describes bespoke health and care packages delivered by the NHS to children and young people (aged 0-18) with complex health needs which cannot otherwise be met with local universal or specialist services. Children and young people eligible to receive Continuing Care will have…

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…