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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…

Adopting in Waltham Forest

If you’re aged 21 or over and can offer a child love and support in stable and nurturing home, you can apply to adopt. In Waltham Forest there are children of different ages and sibling groups from many different backgrounds who need homes.

Carers

You’re a carer if you regularly look after someone without payment who: is ill is disabled or frail has an addiction or mental health issues cannot manage such things as washing, cooking, eating, cleaning or getting about without your help you provide emotional or other…

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…

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…

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 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 summer activity timetable

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 information for professionals

Early Help - supporting families in their communities Early help means getting in early with families to identify and address problems before they escalate. It is a responsibility shared by all the agencies who work with families. The shared responsibility means a wide range of different…
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