Tower Hamlets

LBTH News and information to support  work with families

Thursday update for professionals – 11 March 2021


Parents and school staff have requested ideas for non- online activities, our Family Fun sheet 6 is attached - please add to your newsletter and website



Don’t miss our Annual Parents’ Conference from 16 to 18 March


The annual Tower Hamlets’ parents conference is now open for registration. Registration is free and the event will be delivered online across three-days during the morning, afternoon and evening, to fit in around busy family lives.


Topics covered will include mental health, parenting, education, financial wellbeing, and much more; plus daily special education needs and disabilities (SEND) question and answer session.


Timings vary, with each day themed as follows:


  • Tuesday 16 March: Back to school and building resilient learners
  • Wednesday 17 March: Building resilient and healthy families
  • Thursday 18 March: Building resilient communities and a strong parents voice


For more information and to register visit the Local Offer.




Platform To Talk- Back to School – Friday 12th March    PLEASE PROMOTE TO FAMILIES


  • Join the Parental Engagement Team for an informal chat about children going  back to school this week
  • How are you feeling? How are your children settling back into school?
  • Come and share any questions you may have about going back to school and share how relieved parents are feeling now schools are re-opening!
  • We will discuss the importance of children being back in school and  explore ways parents can help children re-establish routines and feel confident to help  children catch up and re-engage in learning  for a positive school return


To book place click here



Covid 19 – Out of School Provision Webinar


The Public Health team will be hosting a lunch time webinar to discuss the Government Guidance on Protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Out of school settings include:

  • community activities
  • tuition
  • holiday clubs
  • breakfast and after-school clubs for children


Come with your questions and join at 12:00 – 1:00pm on Monday 22nd March using this Microsoft teams meeting link.


Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+44 20 3443 6268,,986427742#   United Kingdom, London

Phone Conference ID: 986 427 742#

Find a local number | Reset PIN


Please share this information with school community partners.







Holiday Childcare Easter Scheme 2021



The Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare Scheme is now open for bookings for our Easter Scheme. We will be following government guidance and will open offering a reduced capacity to vulnerable children/ young people and other children, where the provision is needed. For more details please see the government guidance.

  • Scheme dates

            Monday 29 March – Friday 9 April 2021 (8 days, excluding bank holidays)

            Our scheme dates are based on the Tower Hamlets school holidays.

  • Venue (new school site)

             Malmesbury Primary School, Coborn Street, Mile End, E3 2AB 


  • Please share this information with families you feel may benefit from our scheme.  To refer a child please complete our referral form and support the family to book following the steps on our booking system.
  • More information can be found on our website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/hcs.


We will look forward to receiving your bookings.




Keeping Families Safe -FREE Virtual carbon monoxide awareness sessions for children


  • With everyone spending increased time at home, it’s more important than ever to engage with children and their families to raise awareness of carbon monoxide.
  • Virtual carbon monoxide awareness sessions delivered in a fun and interactive way available for years 2 & 3. 
  • Each participating child will also receive a free carbon monoxide alarm and goodie bag. 
  • Please see attached flyer where you can access further information about the scheme.  





Local Offer Update


  • The Family Information Service is carrying out the annual update and cleanse of information held on the Local Offer. 
  • Please check your school / service listing and send any updates and amendments. If your listing is to remain the same, please respond to confirm. 
  • The Local Offer receives more than 120,000 page views a year.
  • Please update to ensure families and professionals can access current information about your school / service and don’t forget to add the Local Offer link to your website.
  • To contact the Family Information Service email: local.offer@towerhamlets.gov.uk
  • Visit the Local Offer here



Parents’ guide to school testing

  • Please see attached for a guide to regular Covid-19 testing – for parents of school children.
  • This only applies to children and young people aged 11 and above (secondary school/college)
  • All staff at nursery, school and college







Parent & Family Support Service ~  11 March 2021


‘The Parent and Family Support Service builds resilience, independence and sustainability in local communities to support early help and is highly valued by the parents involved.’

Tower Hamlets Inspection of Children’s Social Care Ofsted Report 2019


To find out more about the work of the Parent and Family Support Service visit: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/parentfamilysupport

Search the Local Offer for information about services available to children, young people and families in Tower Hamlets. www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/localoffer