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Safety when you're out

The following tips will help you to feel and stay safe.

SafetyNet Waltham Forest’s Community Safety Partnership

SafetyNet is a partnership between the council, police, probation, fire, and health services, as well as key partners including housing providers, victim services, plus community and voluntary sectors. SafetyNet aims to reduce anti-social behaviour, gang crime, violence against women and girls, youth and re-offending, and…

Seeing files about you

You have a right to see information that is written about you. This includes your Children’s Services files. Any request for information will normally be completed within 40 days. You can request access to your files by emailing: information.officer@walthamforest.gov.uk.

Self-employment

To become self-employed you need to have a good business idea and a business plan. You may also need to have the finances to set up your business. There are lots to think about being self-employed. You'll need to decide what type of company you…

SEND support step 2: my referral

Most children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) will have their needs met in mainstream nurseries, schools and colleges. But if your child has complex or long-term needs which cannot be met in mainstream education or needs help from social care and health services,…

SEND support step 3: my story about the assessment

On this page you can find out what happens when we assess your child for an education, health and care (EHC) plan. The whole process, from the time you ask for an assessment to the time we complete the plan (if your child needs one),…

SEND support step 4: my plan making a plan

If we decide that you or your child needs an education, health and care (EHC) plan, the next step is to write it. A special educational needs (SEN) officer will work with you or you and your child – using all the information collected from…

SEND support step 5: My budget

When we write your child’s education, health and care (EHC) plan, we will ask you whether you want a personal budget. Personal budgets can give you more choice and control over some of the services your child needs. On this page you can find out…

SEND support step 6: my review - checking on progress

It is important that schools and colleges check that children and young people with education, health and care (EHC) plans are making progress. Your child's school will meet you and your child to talk about this. This meeting is called a review. Young people of…

Sexual health and family planning

Our sexual health and HIV services include provision of advice and services on contraception, relationships, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).   We offer free and confidential services from the following sites: Waltham Forest community clinics, GP practices and Pharmacies,   Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health…
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