Children and family care
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The child protection scheme takes measures to safeguard vulnerable children and young people at risk or suffering from physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Can you give a child a loving home?
The Children's Disability Register is the register for children with disabilities in Waltham Forest. It is used to plan services for children with disabilities.
The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) for Children and Young People is a key part of the strategy to shift the focus from dealing with the consequences
Leaflets and publications from the Council.
The Family Information Service is a free, impartial service giving detailed information and advice on childcare as well as general information on a wide
Fostering provides homes for children who are temporarily unable to live with their own families. Fostering may provide respite care or shared care for
Free books for under 5s in Cann Hall, Cathall, Higham Hill and Leyton wards.
Private fostering is when a child under 16 years old (or under 18 years old if disabled) is cared for and provided with accommodation by an adult who is
Registration of a birth. Every birth must be registered in the district in which it takes place within 42 days of the date of birth.
Provision of residential accommodation for children and young people who cannot live with their families.
You can get short breaks from caring for your disabled child.
Information and advice about organisations in the local area who may be able to provide support to children and their families.
Special guardianship gives a child permanent legal security in a family that has parental responsibility for the child.
The Specialist Children’s Service provides support to disabled children, children with health needs, and their parents and carers.
Help and support for Travellers children.
If you feel that a child is at immediate risk of harm please call the Police on 999 who will be able to provide an immediate response, or contact your
Support, information and advice for young carers. The service provides recreational respite, advocacy, a befriending service and therapeutic support to