Family support

Tax Free Childcare Information

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. Click here.

 

Children’s Centre information, contact details and timetables

Enfield’s Children’s Centre offers a universal programme, focusing on play and communication, which is delivered in age-banded sessions. Enfield’s Children’s Centre programme is being led by Eldon and De Bohun Primary Schools.

 


Child Protection Information – For Parents 

Are you concerned about a child? Do you know the process in what happens when something is reported. Click here to view more information and guidance.

 

Financial Support

Get more information with how to help with childcare costs including looking into Tax Credits, Maxing up Your Income and Money Advice Service.  Click here.

 

Pre School Speech and Language?

Did you know Enfield run Pre School Speech and Language drop in sessions? You can find the most up to date schedule Pre School Speech and Language Drop Ins.

If you feel you need a bit more support through the Early Years stages of your child’s life, why not have a look what’s available? Click here to view more Early Years Support.

Click here to learn more about CAMHS.

Education, Health and Care Plan – Click here to view.  Parent’s Guide from 0-5 years: Childhood Illnesses and Wellbeing. This is a great resource for parent’s, translated into 7 languages. Visit the website here.

 

Change and Challenge Team

If a family is identified as meeting at least 4 of our 6 criteria, a Change and Challenge Caseworker will provide intensive intervention work with the family. We will aim to engage and grip the family, supporting them to turn their lives around.  The intervention will be of high frequency and will be reviewed after 12 weeks. If you feel you might need support or would just like more information – click here. 

 

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 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 Scheme

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. To find out more information, visit the website here.

 

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