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.

For Baby’s Sake

For Baby’s Sake is a programme for expectant parents, whether together as a couple or not, who 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/baby lives within the three boroughs (Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea).

Telephone: 07702 538 100

E-mail: welcome@hrhb.org.uk or rokoye@westminster.gov.uk

 

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 Matthew Evans on mevans@westminster.gov.uk / Shofa Miah on smiah@westminster.gov.uk.

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 iass@westminster.gov.uk or advice line 020 7641 5355. Visit the IASS website for further information about their service.

Useful links and documents

We take great care over the websites we link to and review them regularly, but the Family Information Service is not responsible for the content of these sites. The inclusion of a link shouldn't be interpreted as an endorsement of that site, its content, or any product or service it may provide.

Last updated: 30 May 2019