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Parenting and family support

There may be times when parents and families need extra support to deal with the challenges of family life.  

The Early Help service deals with problems that may arise at the earliest opportunity to prevent them getting worse.

Support is also available to parents and carers through local parenting programmes.

Other support services

If you are pregnant or have a child under five years, find out about the pregnancy and early years support available locally. Includes details on child health clinics and infant feeding support sessions, healthy start vouchers and vitamin coupons.

The Local Offer is a guide to all the services for children and young people in Waltham Forest with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged from birth to 25 years.

Children and family centres offer a wide range of activities, services and support to families with children under five. Find out what's on offer at your local children and family centre.

Create your own wellbeing plan

My Wellbeing Plan is an easy to use online tool which allows you to create a plan of action to boost your family's wellbeing and make positive changes. Plans can be as long or short as you like and contain anything you want to do from being healthier to getting out and about and parenting skills.

Start my own wellbeing plan

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