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About the Local Offer

The local offer is a guide to all the services that are available for children and young people in Waltham Forest with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged from birth to 25. We developed our Local Offer with you (parents, carers, and children and young…

Caring for children with complex needs

If your child has been diagnosed with an illness, disability or sensory impairment that needs a lot of additional support for them to live day to day, they might be described as having "complex needs". A child might have complex needs from birth, or following…

Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is: Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can…

Early Help Support for families

The Early Help Service works in partnership with other professionals, parents and carers to intervene early when families need more support. The aim is to address problems at the earliest opportunity - before they can escalate - and to enable families to support their children to…

Find out about Special Educational Needs

Welcome to the main Special Educational Needs information page on the Local Offer. Here you can find out about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), how we identify children and young people with SEND and how we plan support. Most children with SEND can get…

Health Guide for Children in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest CCG has developed a downloadable guide, website and app to help parents looks after the health of their children. 'A Parent's guide to Child Health and Common Illnesses’ is packed full of tips to help parents safely manage any worrying symptoms safely at home, and…

Local Area Coordination: helping you stay safe and independent

If you are an older person, a carer, or have a disability or mental health needs, our local area coordinators can help you to stay safe, well, resilient and independent. They do this by putting you in touch with local groups and organisations that can help…

Looked after children

Looked after children are children who are cared for by their local council. By law, we must look after children who cannot live with their families. This can be for a number of reasons. However, this is generally due to a voluntary agreement by the…

My Wellbeing Plan

Welcome to Waltham Forest's health and wellbeing planner. 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. Your plans can be as long or short as…

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…
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