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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…

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.

Specialist, community and public transport

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.
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