Here you can find information on how to access local health services.
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 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.
Learn about local specialist services in your area at the CLCH and Kensington and Chelsea websites.
Our CLCH 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.
The RBKC Children with Disabilities team provides occupational therapy support to children and young people with disabilities in their home environment through the Children’s Social care Occupational Therapy Service.
Our children’s Dietetics service specialises in children’s nutrition providing support for children with food allergy and intolerance, complex obesity, dysphagia, enteral feeding, gastroenterology, faltering growth and malnutrition, restricted diets, special needs, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Our orthoptics service delivers a paediatric eye service (screening, diagnosis and treatment of eye problems within the community settings). The service aims to prevent the occurrence of visually impairing disease through effective screening and treatment. For more information please visit our web pages.
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.
The children’s Physiotherapy teams see children in local schools, their homes and nurseries. They specialise in the assessment and treatment of babies, children and young people.
- Chelsea and Westminster Physiotherapy service information can be found here.
Clinical Psychology, Woodfield Child Development Service
The clinical psychologists work alongside the paediatrician and other therapists in the team. This service is available to families with a GP in the North of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. Clinical Psychologists can offer assessment, advice and support to families when children are having some difficulties, or showing some differences, in their learning, communication, socialising, sensory processing or behaviour. Most of our work focuses on the assessment of children’s social communication to understand whether a diagnosis of autism might be a helpful way of understanding a child’s strengths, difficulties, needs, communication and social style.
We also offer individual/family support, group support, or consultations with school/nursery staff and other professionals for a range of concerns (e.g. behaviour, sleep, feeding and toileting). To speak to a clinical psychologist on this team you will need to be referred to the child development service for assessment.
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 Barnet social care team here.