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To find out about local support for children and families, including impartial information and advice on facilities for children and young people aged up to 19 on the Brent family information service (FIS). 

This local borough website provides information on topics including:

  • Childcare
  • Support for parents and carers
  • Your SEND local offer
  • Fostering and adopting
  • Keeping children safe
  • School admissions

You can find out how to apply for primary and secondary school places in Brent on the Family Information Service website – just go to Education and Schools

To apply for a school place go to the eAdmissions website.

It is important that we all work together to keep children and young people safe from harm.

If you believe a child is at risk of immediate harm please call the Police on 999.

If you are worried that a child may be suffering, or may be at risk of harm you can refer to the Brent social care team here.

This service helps children and their families to make long term, sustainable lifestyle changes to lose (or maintain) weight and consequently improve their physical and mental well-being.

The team works alongside the school nursing service and consists of a Registered Nutritionist, a Community Nurse and a Healthy Weight Practitioner. 

To refer to the Brent Healthy Weight Team, please contact your school nurse or alternatively you can contact the team via email: clcht.brenthealth4life@nhs.net. Parental consent to the referral required.

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Children between 5-11 years old who are over the healthy weight range (Body Mass Index > 91st centile) and meet the referral criteria.
Children living and attending school in the borough of Brent. Registration with a West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) GP.

Adults & children under the age of 5.
Children with co-morbidities or complex needs to be referred to the specialist weight management service /CLCH Dietetic service. Children who are currently receiving support from a dietitian or other weight management intervention. Not registered with a West London CCG GP.

What does the service provide?
An online group programme delivered via a data protected virtual platform called Blue Jeans. In this programme, the families will have an opportunity to learn about how to achieve a healthier lifestyle through interactive informal discussions around healthy eating and being active. 

This ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ programme runs for 6 weeks in total and covers a range of topics including; The Eatwell Guide, portion control, reading food labels and oral health. 

Each child and parent/carer will be provided with 2 private additional 1-1 appointments with their healthy weight practitioner. These two appointments will include an Initial and final appointment surrounding the 6 week programme. 

Please note, the online programme offers both an education and physical activity session. Physical activity sessions are attached to the nutrition sessions and are hosted  by Fun Fit Families (managed by the Young Brent Foundation and funded by Sport England). Fun Fit

Families encourage families to become more active together and can provide ideas and support to families to help them gain all of the health benefits involved with regular physical activity.

More information can be found here. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer for every session. Failure to accompany a child will result in being discharged from the programme. 

For more information, please email the Health4Life team on clcht.brenthealth4life@nhs.net

Location and Opening hours
This service is currently only available online due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Service opening times:
Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm.

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