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The Virtual School for Looked After Children

The Virtual School is a small, multi-disciplinary team working to raise the educational attainment and attendance of children and young people. We work closely with colleagues across Waltham Forest Council, social workers, schools, foster carers and other professionals, to ensure that looked after children have…

Vocational training

A vocational qualification prepares you for work and helps you to gain work experience.  It can include courses such hair and beauty, vehicle maintenance, construction, catering, and many others. You can take a vocational training course at a college, or at a school which has…

The Voice & Influence Service

The Voice & Influence Service works to give children and young people an opportunity to have their voice heard and to influence the decisions that affect them. Plus they organise a lot of fun events. If you’re in care or a care leaver, the Voice & Influence Service…

Volunteering opportunities

If you're considering becoming a volunteer then there are a few options available to you. As well as doing it to give back to the community, you also should think about what you would like to gain from it yourself.

Waltham Forest Directory

Welcome to iDOS staging site. This is a test site for data which will be published on Waltham Forest’s new Integrated Directory of Services which is currently under construction. If you have any queries please email idos@walthamforest.gov.uk.

Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB)

The Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB) ensures that all local children's agencies within Waltham Forest work together for the safety and well-being of children and young people. Local safeguarding children boards are a statutory requirement for ensuring and monitoring the effectiveness of local agencies…

Waltham Forest Young Carers Project

The Young Carers Project supports children and young people who give regular care to a parent, carer or sibling with a disability, mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency, or other needs. About you: are you between 6 and 18 years-old and living in Waltham…

Watch: Free childcare information videos

Understanding and claiming the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) can be a little confusing. The Education Support Service has produced three short videos below to help you find out more about the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) and how it works in different kinds of…

Weight loss (unexpected and unplanned)

Sudden, noticeable weight loss can happen after a stressful event, although it can also be a sign of a serious illness. It's normal to lose a noticeable amount of weight after the stress of changing jobs, divorce, redundancy or bereavement. Weight often returns to normal when you…

Weight loss tips

Losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to serious health problems and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease…
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