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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…

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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

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…

Special Schools and Resourced Provision

In Waltham Forest there are different types of schools for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, ranging from mainstream schools with their own support and additional support through EHC plans to mainstream schools with additionally resourced provision to special schools. In…

Employment, Training, Further and Higher Education for 19 to 25 year olds

This section of the Local Offer is aimed at assisting young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities with all aspects of adult learning, employment and business. Whether you are looking to find a new job, progress in current employment, gain a qualification or even…

Preparing for Adulthood for 19 to 25 years

Preparing for Adulthood is an exciting time for young people and it’s a time when you will make a decision about what you are going to do in the future and where you are going to live. Most young people go on to live independently…
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