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Special guardianship

Special guardianship is a court order which allows parental control over a child by individuals other than the parent. They are usually made to members of the extended birth family or other significant people, such as a child’s long term foster carer. A special guardianship…

Special Provision Capital Funding

Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with SEN and disabilities. In March 2017, the Government committed £215 million of capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and…

Special Schools and Resourced Provision

In Waltham Forest there are different types of schools for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, ranging from mainstream schools with their own support and additional support through EHC plans to mainstream schools with additionally resourced provision to special schools. In…

Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC)

The Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC) was introduced to make it easier for people who have experienced domestic violence to: come forward/access the criminal justice system to improve victim’s experience of the court process to increase the proportion of successful outcomes. The Specialist Domestic Violence Court…

Specialist, community and public transport

For tips on how to feel and and stay safe outdoors, visit our page on safety when you're out.

Stalking and harassment

If you want to move away from this page quickly, click on change page. The link will take you to the council tax section of this website. What is the definition of stalking and harassment? There is no one definition for either stalking or harassment. Stalking…

Stay 2 Play: free sessions for two-year-olds

Bring your child to a free Stay 2 Play session and join in the fun yourself. Each two-hour session supports your child’s learning through playing with other children alongside their parents or carers. A range of stimulating activities are available at the sessions allowing your…

Staying independent with dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia will have a big impact on your life. You and your family may worry about how long you can care for yourself, particularly if you live alone. People with dementia can remain independent for some time, but will need support from…

Stoptober 2018

Stoptober is back with a quit that’s right for you! The council is backing Stoptober and calling on our residents to take part in the 28-day Stoptober challenge to quit smoking for 28 days this October. The best way to quit is with expert help…

Strategic Partnership Boards

The Strategic Partnership Unit spans across the four strategic partnership boards to help them work together and improve outcomes for residents.  The four partnership boards are: Health and Wellbeing Board Safeguarding Adults Board SafetyNet – our Community Safety Partnership Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board The…
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