The Richmond Family Information Service (0208 547 4722) is delivered by AfC and offers free and impartial advice and information for parents and carers of children aged 0-20 years or up to 25 years for those with Special Educational Needs or disabilities. This includes:
- Information about childcare locally including childminders, nurseries and preschool
- A brokerage service for parents who needs support when looking for childcare
- Information available about help to pay for childcare
- Advice about early education funding for 2 to 4 year olds including 30 hour childcare offer
The SEND Local Offer provides information and advice about services and activities for children with special educational needs and disabilities up to the age of 25. It includes education, health and social care and a wide range of activities and providers that meet the needs of families with disabled children.
The AfC Single Point of Access has been developed as a single gateway for all incoming contacts into children’s services, providing support to Kingston and Richmond communities.
The Kingston and Richmond Local Children’s Safeguarding Board (LSCB) is a statutory body with an independent chair which oversees child protection and safeguarding in the borough, bringing partners together and ensuring that a high standard of compliance is maintained. Richmond CVS is a member of the
board and represents the voluntary sector.