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Planning for future childcare demand

Help us plan the type of childcare places we will need in the future and where in the borough they should be. Background As more families choose to live in Waltham Forest’s the demand for childcare places is growing.We know that having access to good…

Planning for your future care needs

There may be times in your life when you think about the consequences of becoming seriously ill or disabled. This may be at a time of ill health or as a result of a life-changing event. It may simply be because you are the sort…

Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It's a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners, although this is less common.…

Power of attorney, deputyship and appointeeship

For some people there comes a time when you can no longer make decisions about your finances, care or other personal matters. In this situation, you can if you have the mental capacity to do so, appoint someone to look after your affairs called a power…

Pregnancy and early years

As soon as you think you’re pregnant, make an appointment to see your GP or midwife to find out about antenatal (pregnancy) care in Waltham Forest. NHS Choices has information on pregnancy, the different stages and the support you can expect. We run a Family Nurse Partnership programme to support…

Privacy Policy

Like most websites we use 'cookies' to collect anonymous statistics about how people use the site, and to help us keep it relevant for the user. Cookies 'remember' bits of information from your visit to the site. A cookie is a simple text file that's…

Private fostering

Private fostering is when a child under 16 (18 if they are disabled) is in the care of someone other than their parents or close relative. Parents and carers must notify the council when agreeing on private fostering. Professionals working with children have a duty…

Professional learning and improvement

Professionals working in child protection should always be learning and making improvements. Good practice and lessons learned should be shared with colleagues, locally and nationally.

Provider area

Welcome to our provider area; dedicated to providing our borough's providers with the information and resources to better support Waltham Forest's collective growth. You'll find the latest news, useful documentation to share ideas and access to your account dashboard to manage your directory listings.

Public health

Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. We want everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness. Learn more about what we…
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