Residents now have a brand new local information website where they can find out about services for children and families across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The new web address is: www.rbwm.afcinfo.org.uk and users will need to update their favourite bookmarks as the old site will disappear.

The new look website has been created by Achieving for Children, who deliver children’s services on behalf of the Royal Borough, to offer a more user-friendly format and replaces the existing Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Local Offer site.

After a complete review of the former site and using best practice from the successful Kingston and Richmond AfCInfo/Local Offer, local families now have an up to date web channel to help them access information and services.

Kevin McDaniel, Director of Children's Services - Achieving for Children, said:

“I am delighted to be able to offer this revamped website giving children and young people in our borough access to a range of information and support. This is only the first phase of the launch and as we progress throughout the year, we will be engaging further with community groups, children and young people to understand what they want from this website and how we can continuously improve it.”

Achieving for Children will be rolling out further sections over the coming months such as the expanded Youth Section which will contain information about the Youth Service, Emotional Health, learning, training, working, and volunteering opportunities. It will also include information on activities and events in the local area.

The final section due to launch later this year will be the Community Information area. This will provide information for the wider community of parents, carers and community partners including childcare providers, schools, voluntary sector and employers. Users will be able to find information on subjects such as childcare, early education options, family support, parenting and emotional health.