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  • Bi-Borough Sensory Impairment Support Service Consultation

    The council has announced a proposal to develop a new Bi-Borough Sensory Impairment Support Service. This will be led by the Westminster Training and Outreach Service and aims to improve support for children and young people with sensory impairment in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster…
  • Teachers of the Deaf launch termly 'Hearing Impairment" newsletter

    Teachers of the Deaf from the Federation of Westminster Special Schools (FWSS) Training and Outreach are delighted to publish the Autumn Term Newsletter for parents/carers of children and young people with hearing loss. This will be the first of their new termly bulletin to share…
  • Changes to Primary School Assessment for Pupils with the Most Complex Needs

    The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that, from 2020, primary school pupils with the most complex needs will have their attainment measured using a new approach better able to reflect their progress.  A limitation of the ‘P scales’, currently used for all students in…
  • Join Our New Employment Pathways Parent Group

    Rachel Edwards, our SEND Employment Pathways Coordinator, invites parents and carers from Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea to join a small Employment Pathways group. The group aims to better understand the experience of young people and their families of the system as it is now…
  • Update on childcare service

    HMRC are rolling out the childcare service to children aged under 9 on 15 January (children who become 9 on that date also qualify). All remaining eligible parents can apply from 14 February. Today, Tax-Free Childcare opens to parents whose youngest child is under 9,…
  • Get parenting support and advice at your local Family Hub

    Children’s Centres have gone through some changes over the last year and we will now be developing three new Family Hubs in Westminster – Churchill Gardens in the south, Queen’s Park in the north west, and Church Street in the north east. These will develop…
  • NHS Go health app for young people

    The NHS has launched a new app to help young people take greater control over their health from an early age; make healthier choices and get advice and information on health issues from a trusted source when they don’t know where to go. The service…
  • Your comments and feedback on the Local Offer

    How we involve parents, young people and children in developing the Local Offer We have placed the views of parents and young people right at the heart of the development of the Local Offer and all other processes linked to the implementation of the Children…
  • Help us improve the new Local Offer

    This new Local Offer page is being constantly updated. If you feel a local service should be added or if you have any comments on the current content, please contact us at localoffer@rbkc.gov.uk
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