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Children, young people and families

Guide for parents on which NHS service to use during Covid-19 outbreak (PDF, 500KB)

Find out about services and support for children, young people and families, including childcare, the SEND local offer and early help services.

Schools and learning 

Find out information about schools in the borough, school admissions and Free School Meals

Early years and childcare

Find local children centres, nurseries, speech and language support and information on setting up a child care setting. 

Disability and special needs

Services for children and families who have disabilities and/ or special educational needs.

Adoption, fostering and looking after someone's child

Find out more about adopting or fostering a child, as well as support if you are looking after someone else's child. 

Children and young people's health and wellbeing

Find local services and guidance to support children to get active, eat well and stay healthy.

Children in care and youth services

Information for looked after children, children leaving care and career and employment advice.

Youth Offending Service

Advice and support for young people who have offended and are going through the court system or are at risk of offending.

Family Information Service

Includes a directory of services for children and families in the borough.

Events and activities for children

Things to do for children in the borough.

Licences and work permits for children

Information on how many hours and what types of employment children can take, child work permits and chaperone licences. 

The Heathway Centre

The Heathway Centre provides services for families with children and young people aged 0 to 17 years (up to their 18th birthday) with a disability or additional needs.

Children's Care and Support Ofsted Improvement Plan

View Ofsted's latest report on our services.

Helping your child learn at home

Ideas to help your child learn at home during coronavirus.