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Public health in Waltham Forest

On 1 April 2013, the Waltham Forest public health directorate formally became part of the Council. This change has not affected how people access health services. You can find out more about the change on the London Councils website. The public health team exists to promote…

Questions to ask when visiting childcare providers and childminders

Are you looking for a childcare provider but are not sure what you need to know?  We have compiled an easy list of questions so you know exactly what to take into consideration. You can also download a copy of the below questions from the…

Reablement

The London Borough of Waltham Forest Reablement Service is free, short term (up to 6 weeks) personalised support in your home, as agreed with you, to maximise your ability to manage your personal and practical daily needs. The reablement service consists of specially trained reablement…

Registration

Registering for an account on the Waltham Forest Directory will give you access to the following: Create and advertise your own services/events Maintain your records on the directory Save the plans you create on My Wellbeing Planner Advertise your products in our Equipment and Living Aids…

Residential Housing for 19 to 25 year olds

Residential accommodation provides 24 hour support which can include personal care such as dressing, eating meals or supporting you to access the community.  Residential housing for young people with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC) would be offered based on a Care Act needs assessment.…

Resources to improve practice

In Waltham Forest we have built a culture of continuous learning and development. This work is led by the Learning & Improving Practice Forum that ensures learning from reviews and audits is shared across the multi-agency partnership. The aim of the forum is to provide…

Safeguarding Adults

Adult safeguarding supports people over the age of 18 to protect them from abuse.  Here you will find information on how to tell us you need help.  We can help if you’re unable to protect yourself and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing abuse.…

Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

Safeguarding is everyone's business, and it’s important that organisations work together to protect people who need help and support. The Care Act 2014 requires local authorities to set up a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) in their area, giving these boards a clear basis in law…

Safeguarding for organisations

We have many voluntary agencies and faith groups that provide facilities for parents and children. Our safeguarding board encourages these groups to provide services in a safe and vigilant manner. Harm can come to children in different ways. These organisations must identify areas of risk…
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