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Sexual health and family planning

Our sexual health service providers can help you. They include: GPs community services hospitals pharmacies voluntary groups charities  independent organisations

Independent advocacy

Some people may have a lot of difficulty being involved in deciding how their care and support needs will be met. In these situations they’ll need someone appropriate who can support and represent them through the care assessment and review process.   If you have…

Street harassment

There is no standardized definition for street harassment (yet). Our working definition (updated March 2015) is: Gender-based street harassment is unwanted comments, gestures, and actions forced on a stranger in a public place without their consent and is directed at them because of their actual…

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…

Your feedback and the Local Offer

The most important part of developing Waltham Forest's Local Offer website is to continually consult with our parents, carers and young people. To highlight some of the most significant new features of the site, we have created the below list of the most popular requests and…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding given to early years providers to improve the education they provide for eligible three and four-year-olds. Childcare providers, including day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and schools, could receive up to £300 a year to support an eligible…

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…

Early Years SEND Team Home Visitors (Portage)

A special educational needs home visiting programme which offers practical and emotional support, learning activities, help and advice in the care and development of children in their Early Years (0-5) The service is underpinned by Portage and Early Support principles. Families are visited at home…

Free early education and childcare for two year olds

Almost half of all two year olds in Waltham Forest can get up to 15 hours a week of free early education and childcare.

Tips for caring for a disabled child

Caring for a disabled child can make your daily parenting duties, such as feeding, toilet training and getting them to sleep, more challenging. Read on for advice and information, or click on the links below to take you to a particular area of interest:  Feeding…
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