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Sixth form schools and colleges

School sixth forms and sixth form colleges offer both vocational and academic qualifications. The qualifications enable you to apply to study at university. You can study A levels, AS levels and BTEC qualifications or Access to University courses. In Waltham Forest, we have a range of school…

Sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak that occurs when you're waking up or falling asleep. It's not harmful and should pass in a few seconds or minutes, but can be very frightening. Many people have sleep paralysis once or twice in their…

Sleeping pills and the alternatives

More than 10 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are given each year in England, but medication only offers short-term relief. Non-drug treatments have been under-used, but sleep experts say they offer the best long-term solutions to chronic insomnia. Professor Kevin Morgan of Loughborough University's Sleep Research…

Smoking, alcohol and drugs

Smoking, alcohol and drugs can put your health at risk regardless of how often you take them. You are up to four times more likely to quit smoking if you have support and our Stop Smoking Service has been set up to give you that. If you…

Snoring

Snoring is where a person makes a snorting or rattling noise when they breathe during sleep. The noise comes from the soft palate and tissue in the mouth, nose or throat vibrating. Some people snore infrequently and the sound they make isn't particularly loud, while others may snore…

Social prescribing in Waltham Forest

Social prescribing has been set up in Waltham Forest to help our residents become healthier, happier and connected to local activities and organisations.

Special guardianship

Special guardianship is a court order which allows parental control over a child by individuals other than the parent. They are usually made to members of the extended birth family or other significant people, such as a child’s long term foster carer. A special guardianship…

Special Provision Capital Funding

Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with SEN and disabilities. In March 2017, the Government committed £215 million of capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and…

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…

Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC)

The Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC) was introduced to make it easier for people who have experienced domestic violence to: come forward/access the criminal justice system to improve victim’s experience of the court process to increase the proportion of successful outcomes. The Specialist Domestic Violence Court…
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