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Parent Support Service

Parent Support Unit work with families to achieve positive outcomes for children aged 0-18 years and offer Parenting Support Programmes.

Their work includes:

  • One to one work with parents
  • Outreach
  • Interventions with parents and children/young people
  • Signposting
  • Linking in with Community Agencies
  • Working with SchoolsIf you think the Parent Support Unit could support you, please call: 0208 379 2002(Please ask for the Parent Support Unit.)

    Care to Learn Scheme

    The Care to Learn scheme provides funding for childcare to help young parents (defined as those aged under 20) continue in education after the birth of a child. The scheme provides funding for childcare whilst the young parent is engaged in a study programme. It can also be used to help with travel costs involved in taking the child to the childcare provider.

    The Care to Learn guide for the academic year 2018 to 2019 includes

    • detailed information on the scheme and eligibility criteria
    • good practice examples to raise awareness of the scheme and support young parents with their applications

    Please see the scheme’s application form and how you could education and training.

    Any questions about the scheme, please contact the Student Bursary Support Service.

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    Child Maintenance Options Service

    What is child maintenance?

    Child maintenance is about providing help with a child’s everyday living costs. This includes things like food and clothes, and helping to provide a home for your child or children.

    Child maintenance is usually money the parent without the main day-to-day care of a child pays to the other parent. But, sharing the care of your children and buying things directly for them can also be included in family-based child maintenance arrangements, if both parents agree to it.

    For more information please visit their website or call them on their freephone number 0800 988 0988.