Useful links providing information and guidance for bringing up children.
Published: 8 January 2021
Last updated: 17 January 2021
Bringing up children can be daunting, but it doesn't need to be. Here are some useful links to sites which provide helpful information, advice and guidance.
For Baby’s Sake
For Baby’s Sake is a programme for expectant parents who, whether together as a couple or not, want to bring an end to domestic abuse and create the best possible start in life for their baby.
For Baby's Sake helps both parents to make the lasting changes that they want for themselves and their family.
For Baby’s Sake could be recommended if:
- pregnancy is ideally before 28 weeks
- both parents are willing to co-parent – they do not have to be in a relationship or live together to take part in the programme
- both parents are aged 17 or over when baby is born
- the female co-parent and baby live within the three boroughs (Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea)
Telephone: 07702 538100
Parents as Partners Programme (PasP)
PasP is a free evidence-based group intervention designed to improve relationships between parents and to increase children’s wellbeing and success. Groups are led by two experienced and trained facilitators (one male, one female).
A range of parents can benefit from the programme. Parents may be in a relationship together, or may have separated. Parents must be over 18 years of age and have at least one child under 11 living in Westminster. For more information about the Parents as Partners Programme, including information on upcoming groups, and how to refer or self-refer to the service contact Shofa Miah on [email protected].
Information Advice Support Service (IASS)
Information Advice Support Service (IASS) is a free, confidential service for parents, children and young people who live in the City of Westminster. The services provides access to impartial guidance and support on matters relating to the law, local policy and practice, the local offer and Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessments. Contact your local IASS on [email protected] or advice line 020 7641 5355. Visit the IASS website for further information about their service.
Useful links and documents
- Independent supporters work with families going through the new EHC assessment process or help with existing statements transferring to the new EHC plan. Their role is to help parents and young people gather the information required to draft an EHC plan. Contact your local independent supporter on [email protected].
- KIDs charity (leaflet) supporting disabled children, young people and their families.
- Sorting out separation helps parents to make the right decisions after a break-up. This video shows the benefit of both parents working together to do what's best for their children, and access the advice they need.
- NHS information service for parents
- Starting school in Westminster
- Family Lives
- Parent view of Ofsted
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