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Information on:
  • Enfield Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)
  • Childcare and Early Years Education Coffee Mornings
  • After School Clubs and Holiday Play Schemes
  • The HENRY Programme
  • SEND
  • Services for Disabled Children and Young People
  • Tax Free Childcare
  • Tax Credits
  • Enfield Children’s Centre
  • Child Protection
  • Enfield CAMHS
  • Fostering
  • Childhood Health etc

Enfield Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)

The Enfield Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) 2022 will run in Enfield between 4th April – 14th April 2022. Children and Young People in receipt of benefits related free school meals can receive up to 4 days of free fun and food. Each day will include a nutritious hot meal, snacks and a selection of activities ranging from football and swimming to coding and cooking. For more information please email HAF@enfield.gov.uk

Childcare and Early Years Education Coffee Mornings

For parents/carers of children aged 2-4 years. Attend a Coffee Morning to get help with all your childcare needs and concerns.

After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes

Fun and creative ways for children to play, learn new skills, gain experiences and develop enthusiasm and confidence. Activities don’t just keep children busy or entertained, they can also offer great developmental benefits that will help them academically and socially.

Find out about  afterschool provisions and holiday play schemes operating in Enfield both directly by a school or private clubs running either from school premises or offsite in community halls, sports centres and church halls. To find out what individual clubs offer, possible changes to business hours due the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact the relevant provision directly.

The HENRY Programme

The HENRY Programme is for parents/cares of children aged 0-5 years living in Enfield to tackle obesity using a holistic approach to parenting. This programme aims to support parents/carers to give their child the best possible start in life by providing them with tools and skills they need for a healthy, happy lifestyle.

SEND 

Enfield’s Local Offer provides help and support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and their families. We offer a wide range of services for parents and carers, as well as young people who want to live as independently as possible.

A parents and carers guide to finding a school is primarily intended for children with a diagnosis of Autism or children who have been to CDT and may get a diagnosis at a social communication clinic but are still waiting for an appointment.

Autism provision and services in Enfield for children with Autism

Dental advice for parents and carers of children with Autism

DLA – Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is the main benefit for disabled children. It is there to help meet some of the extra costs of having a disabled child. Find more about the rates, eligibility and about how to claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Our Voice

Our Voice improves services for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs in the borough of Enfield.

Have a look at the series of short videos developed in partnership with the Educational Psychology Service which parents/carers may find useful.

Tax Free Childcare 

For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK with children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled). For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year. That’s up to £500 every three months. Learn more about Tax Free Childcare.

Do you know your Tax Free Childcare? Myth Busting Q&A factsheet on Tax Free Childcare

Enfield CAMHS

Enfield CAMHS is the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in the London Borough of Enfield, providing multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for children and young people with mental health or severe emotional and behavioural difficulties

Enfield Children’s Centres

A Children’s Centre provides opportunities for families with children under 5 to learn, develop and have fun. It is a place for families to attend free courses, workshops and drop in sessions. The Children’s Centre brings together a wide range of services and support for families with young children as part of Enfield’s Early Help Family Hub.

You can access full details of the offer on the Enfield Children’s Centre website.

 Child Protection Information – For Parents 

Are you concerned about a child? Do you know the process in what happens when something is reported? Learn more: Safeguarding Enfield.

Financial Support 

Access the Money Advice Service  for FREE unbiased advice that can make a real difference to your life. Read information and access tools to help you work out what’s right for you. 

To find out what support is available in Enfield, access: Worrying about money

Renewing Your Tax Credits

Gingerbread for more information on what you need to do to renew your tax credits.

Simply Connect Enfield 

directory of quality assured Voluntary and Community Sector activities currently being used by social prescribing link workers, health champions and through the Youth Alive social prescribing project.

Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is Department for Education’s campaign aimed at encouraging parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development from birth to age 5 years.

A Parent’s Guide from 0-5 years

A helpful resource on childhood illnesses and wellbeing for parents and carers, translated into 7 languages.

Change and Challenge Team

The Change and Challenge Service work with families to help them find solutions to concerns before they become difficult to manage. The types of concerns include children who are excluded or regularly miss school; children who may have affiliations to gangs; young people receiving support from Enfield’s Youth Offending Unit; families affected by domestic violence; adult who are out of work and need help find employment or training , support for family members with health needs.

Fostering in Enfield

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, we do expect you to have a real interest in caring for children and young people, space in your home and time in your life to foster a child. For more information call 0800 038 1313 / 020 8379 2831 email fostering@enfield.gov.uk or like our page www.facebook.com/fostering.enfield

Child Maintenance Options

Child Maintenance Options is a FREE service that provides impartial information and support to help separated parents make decisions about their child maintenance arrangements. The website has a range of tools and guides including a Family Based Arrangement form and calculator to work out maintenance. It also offers Live Chat and Email services for users who wish to engage digitally.

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Sorting out Separation

Sorting out Separation is a FREE online resource for people who are dealing with divorce or separation to:

  • show you where to find reliable information, easy-to-use tools and specialist services on a range of topics
  • help you focus on and deal with the most important issues
  • create a personalised list of support services and tools for your circumstances