Children, families and young people

Services for children, young people and families in Sutton, including children’s centres and childcare, supporting disabled children, fostering and child safeguarding.

School admissions

Apply for junior, primary and secondary education or a school transfer. You can also read about in-year admissions and check the distance to schools in the borough.


Find information about different types of childcare and childcare funding, or learn how you can become a childcare provider or childminder.

Fostering and adoption in sutton

We urgently need foster carers for Sutton's children in care. We offer localised support, generous fees, and comprehensive training. Enquire online today.

Sutton's Local Offer

Suttons Local offer is ambitious for our children and young people. Together we want to provide them with the best chances to achieve their best outcomes in life, whatever their starting point, and to prepare them effectively for adulthood.

Supporting disabled children

Information on services available for children and young people aged 0-25 years who have a disability or additional need.

Advice and support

Advice and support for families and young people, including Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.

SEN support

Support that is available for all children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Education, schools and nurseries

Information about pre-school, primary, secondary and post 16 education, including how Cognus provides education services to schools and specialist education providers in Sutton.

Safeguarding children

What to do if you’re worried about a child, and information about child protection and supporting young people.

Children's centres and family support

Children's Centres in London Borough of Sutton, offer a wide range of free services for families with children aged 0-5.

Children and young people's health

Support and advice for young people from 0-19 years old.