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CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. This topic covers: How it works Uses…

Changes to sexual health

There are proposed improvements to our sexual health services as part of a London wide transformation programme which aims to minimise inefficiencies and ensure these services are better able to meet people’s needs. The council ran a consultation from the 6 September to 4 October 2016 to…

Child protection

If you feel that a child or young person is at risk of significant harm please report your concerns.  Concerns or allegations against a professional or volunteer working with children should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Child sexual exploitation is a form of…

Child sexual exploitation

What is child sexual exploitation? Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual violence in which children are sexually exploited in return for money, goods (like cigarettes, alcohol, mobiles or trainers etc.), power or status. Those exploiting young people have power over them because…

Childcare and early years

Here you can find registered childcare and early education providers and get information on the childcare options available. You can also get information about the services and activities on offer to families with children under five at children and family centres.  Find out what help you can get…

Childcare options

There's a range of childcare options available if you're: returning to work looking for a free early education and childcare place for your two, three or four year old seeking play opportunities for your child or children needing someone to care for your child while…

Children and families

The children and families area of the Waltham Forest Directory is where you can find information, advice and support for children, young people and families. You can either use the above headings to browse for services or the links below to get some advice.

Children and family centres

Children and family centres offer a wide range of activities, services and support to families with children under five. There’s no need to make an appointment - just come along and join in. Download our Autumn activity timetable Download the half-term timetable 21 - 26…

Children and Young People's Disability Register

All councils keep a register of children and young people with disabilities in their borough. It’s part of our responsibility under the Children Act 1989. In Waltham Forest we use the information from the register to plan the type of services, activities and events that…

Citizens advice for SEND (SENDIASS)

SENDIASS is a service run by the Citizens Advice Bureau and is a service that the Local Authority has to legally provide under the Children and Families Act. The service is commissioned by the Local Authority yet it is managed by a different agency that…
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