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Teaching your child everyday skills

When children play, they're learning what they want to learn. Often these will be things you want them to learn, too. Sometimes, though, your child may need some extra help from you to learn the necessary skills they'll need throughout their lives. For example, these skills…

Tell us if you have a concern about a child or young person

Worried about a child?  If you feel that a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm please call the police on 999 who can provide an immediate response. Alternatively, you can contact your local police on 101 at any time. If you…

Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG)

Violence against women and girls is both a form of discrimination and a violation of human rights. The United Nations Declaration on Elimination of Violence against Women defines violence against women as: ‘Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical,…

Waltham Forest Young Carers Project

The Young Carers Project supports children and young people who give regular care to a parent, carer or sibling with a disability, mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency, or other needs. About you: are you between 6 and 18 years-old and living in Waltham…

Watch: Free childcare information videos

Understanding and claiming the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) can be a little confusing. The Education Support Service has produced three short videos below to help you find out more about the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) and how it works in different kinds of…

When a child dies: legal requirements

This page explains some of the things that have to happen after a child has died. By law, we have to review the death of every child under 18. The team who does this is called the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP). The CDOP is…

Young people

Get information on services and programmes for young people in the borough. Includes early help services for young people who need support to deal with issues that are affecting them early on before they get worse, and how our Youth Offending Service (YOS) works with young…

Youth offending service

Waltham Forest Youth Offending Service (YOS) is a team made up of professionals from different organisations such as: police officers youth justice officers family and opportunity development workers social workers probation officers health and education specialists We work together with young people and their families…
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