Children’s Services

Westminster Children’s Services are leaders in developing dynamic, innovative approaches to support the borough’s children and young people, ensuring they reach their full potential.

Who we are

Children’s Services is ever changing and dynamic, to keep up with its highly mobile children population. Westminster is the home to over 45,000 children and young people with diverse ethnic backgrounds and varying levels of affluence and poverty.

Join our team

Working for Westminster City Council as part of Children’s Services, or in one of its schools, provides a challenging and rewarding career. You will have the opportunity to make a difference to young people in one of the world’s most diverse leading cities.

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Find out about our values (PACE)

Key facts

  • 22,000 children
  • 60 primary and secondary schools
  • 90% of the schools judged to be good or outstanding by Ofsted
  • Key Stage 2 and GCSE results higher than national averages and among the best in the country (summer 2014)

Teachers and other staff working in Westminster schools have access to exceptional networking, development opportunities and resources across the three authorities. Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) benefit from help with finding their induction placement and continued support throughout their early teaching career.

In parallel, all social work and family support staff are taking part in the ambitious Focus on Practice programme, funded through the Department for Education’s Innovation Fund.

Key achievements

  • Since 2012, Westminster City council has shared services with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. This collaboration has helped to preserve priority frontline services and provided more career development opportunities.
  • Westminster’s Family Recovery pilot prompted and informed the development of the national Troubled Families programme.
  • Westminster’s collaborative Integrated Gangs unit received a London Safeguarding Children’s Award, the Metropolitan Police Team of the Year and A National Nursing Award for innovation in mental health.

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Last updated: 5 August 2016
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