As a parent or carer, starting or returning to learning or working requires a lot of planning, such as childcare decisions and costs, school meals and benefit entitlement.
Face to face employment support tailored for parents is available from the council. There is also lots of information available online.
If you are a parent or carer of children and young people aged up to 19 (up to 25 years for those with additional needs) Westminster Family Information Service offers free, impartial information service with information on childcare options, free childcare places, SEND and more.
If you are starting or returning to work or learning as a carer there is advice available on balancing caring responsibilities, including your rights at work.
As a parent or carer, and dependent on your status, you may be eligible to apply for particular types of leave from work.
For example, some types of leave can cover periods when your child or the person you are caring for is unexpectedly unwell or other emergencies. PeopleFirst has more information on parental leave and how to take it.
Westminster Family Information Service (FIS) is a free, impartial information service for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 19 (up to 25 years for those with additional needs).
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