Local resources Westminster
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)
At the Westminster FIS you can find out about childcare, pre-school early education, the SEND Local Offer, Tax credits and much more.
Pregnancy and the period after childbirth are significant times of change in a person’s life. It is common for women and their partners to experience many different emotions during this time. You can access our New Baby, New Feelings resources for your local area here
Learn about local specialist services in your area at the CLCH website
Our Occupational therapy service for children and young people works in partnership with you, supporting children and young people to participate in what they need and want to do.
Our children's speech and language therapy teams assess, diagnose, and provide therapy for children and young people with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing problems to help them communicate to the best of their ability.
We work in partnership with parents, nurseries, children’s centres and school staff to embed communication goals in a child’s everyday environment.
Our children’s dietetics service is a team of registered dieticians who specialise in children’s nutrition. The service provides support for children with food allergy and intolerance, coeliac disease, complex obesity, dysphagia, enteral feeding, gastroenterology, faltering growth and malnutrition, restricted diets, special needs, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Our Children’s Community Nursing service are a team of children’s nurses who provide nursing care to children with nursing needs in order to reduce attendance and admissions to hospital, and expedite hospital discharge.
They do this by providing hands on clinical care e.g. blood tests, giving chemotherapy, passing nasogastric feeding tubes, giving intravenous antibiotics, monitoring oxygen etc., as well as teaching and supporting parents and other care givers, such as extended family and school staff.
Support also includes the ordering and supplying of equipment necessary for the child, and liaising closely with other professionals involved with the child and family.
The service is for children aged 0 – 18 years living in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster or registered with a GP in these boroughs. If you do not live in one of these areas, your child can be referred to your local team.