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Support and advice for carers

There are many different sources of advice and support for carers in Waltham Forest.  To find out if you’re eligible for support you can first visit Carers UK for a breakdown of the eligibility criteria.

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For tips on how to feel and and stay safe outdoors, visit our page on safety when you're out.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” (World Health Organisation, Fact sheet N°241, 2010). Female Genital mutilation is…

Stalking and harassment

If you want to move away from this page quickly, click on change page. The link will take you to the council tax section of this website. What is the definition of stalking and harassment? There is no one definition for either stalking or harassment. Stalking…

Forced Marriage

What is a forced marriage? A forced marriage is where one (or both) of the spouses does not want to get married and is forced or coerced into it. In cases where someone has disabilities, they may not have the capacity to consent to marry.…


Having a job is an essential part of most people's lives. Here you’ll find some of the organisations that offer free and impartial advice on finding a job to suit you. They can also help with any difficulties you may have.

What is abuse and neglect?

Abuse and neglect is when someone is caused harm by an individual or group.  You can tell us if you have safeguarding concerns about yourself or someone else. This harm could be physical, psychological, financial, sexual or emotional or take many other forms and can be deliberate…

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…

Parenting support

Although being a parent can be very rewarding, there may be times when you need some extra support. Support is available to parents and carers in Waltham Forest through local parenting programmes and services. View all parenting courses and support services

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,…
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