Here you can find information on how to access local health services.
Local resources Kensington and Chelsea
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 Kensington and Chelsea Family Information Service (FIS).
Information is up to 25 years for those with additional needs.
This local borough website provides information on topics including:
- 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 Kensington and Chelsea on the Family Information Service website here.
To apply for a school place go to the eAdmissions website.
Children’s centre are places where families with children under 5 years can go to meet other parents in their community.
Each children’s centre is slightly different but you will often find groups and activities, midwife and health visiting appointments, baby clinics, infant feeding support and parenting courses.
Children’s centres are welcoming places where you can go if you need some extra support. They are experts in helping you find the support you need.
Find your local Children's Centre here
Learn about local specialist services in your area at the CLCH website
Our Occupational Therapy service for children and young people works in partnership with you, supporting children and young people to participate in what they need and want to do.
Our children's Speech and Language Therapy teams assess, diagnose, and provide therapy for children and young people with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing problems to help them communicate to the best of their ability.
We work in partnership with parents, nurseries, children’s centres and school staff to embed communication goals in a child’s everyday environment.
Our children’s Dietetics service is a team of registered dieticians who specialise in children’s nutrition. The service provides support for children with food allergy and intolerance, coeliac disease, complex obesity, dysphagia, enteral feeding, gastroenterology, faltering growth and malnutrition, restricted diets, special needs, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Our Children’s Community Nursing service are a team of children’s nurses who provide nursing care to children with nursing needs in order to reduce attendance and admissions to hospital, and expedite hospital discharge.
They do this by providing hands on clinical care e.g. blood tests, giving chemotherapy, passing nasogastric feeding tubes, giving intravenous antibiotics, monitoring oxygen etc., as well as teaching and supporting parents and other care givers, such as extended family and school staff.
Support also includes the ordering and supplying of equipment necessary for the child, and liaising closely with other professionals involved with the child and family.
The service is for children aged 0 – 18 years living in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster or registered with a GP in these boroughs. If you do not live in one of these areas, your child can be referred to your local team.
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 Kensington and Chelsea social care team here.