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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

Covid-19 and Children and Family Centres update The following services are closed until further notice. Chingford Children and Family Centre, 5 Oaks Grove E4 6EY Walthamstow Children and Family Centre, 313 Billet Road E17 5PX Leytonstone Children and Family Centre, The Junction 2- 8 Cathall…

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…

Clubs, groups and community centres

There are many opportunities to get out and about in Waltham Forest. You can try our: clubs and societies interest and hobby groups day opportunities and centres libraries and museums leisure centres theatres

Common skin conditions

A short guide to some of the most common skin conditions. Atopic eczema  Cold sores Hives (urticaria)  Impetigo Itching Psoriasis  Ringworm  Scabies  Vitiligo Warts and verrucas Atopic eczema  Atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is the most common form of eczema and makes your…

Communication Trust

The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together we support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication. Our work focuses on supporting children and young people who struggle to communicate…

Community activities

Spending time outside the home helps build a healthy lifestyle. By going to different activities, you have the opportunity to meet new people, meet people in similar situations as yourself and learn new skills and hobbies. There are many opportunities to get out and about.…

Concerned about someone who works with children?

If you think someone who works with children may pose a risk to them, please tell us immediately. You can call us on 020 8496 3646 to talk through your concerns, or email us at lado@walthamforest.gov.uk Organisations should follow this up by completing our referral…

Connect for mental wellbeing

When it comes to our wellbeing, other people matter. Evidence shows that good relationships - with family, friends and our wider communities - are important for our mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing means feeling good - about ourselves and the world around us - and functioning…
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