Parental support

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.

Westminster has a dedicated parenting co-ordinator to help support parents.

Healthy Relationships: Healthy Baby Programme (HRHB)

HRHB is an infant mental health and domestic abuse programme. A central aim is to provide an earlier intervention to families to help break the cycles of domestic abuse and unhealthy attachments and to give babies the best possible start in life. 

HRHB will work with the whole family from pregnancy (28 weeks or less) until the child is two years old. This includes supporting both the mother and the father, regardless of whether or not they choose to remain in the relationship.  

Programme criteria

HRHB’s focus is on earlier years. The programme is also being research evaluated. For these reasons, HRHB is for Westminster families with priority being given to those living in the north west area. For further information please ring the Queen’s Park HRHB team on 07702 538 100 or email highlighting that your email is for the Queen’s Park team.

Parents as Partners Programme (PasP)

PasP is a free evidence based group intervention designed to improve relationships between parents and to increase children’s well-being 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 up-coming groups, and how to refer or self-refer to the service contact via Family Action.

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. We provide 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 or advice line 020 7641 5355. Visit the IASS website for further information about their service.

Useful links and documents

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Last updated: 22 December 2016
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