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RBKC Disabled Children's Service

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Disabled Children’s Service is provided by four teams who work closely together: the Social Work Team, the Short Breaks Team, and St Quintin's Disabled Children's Centre.

We are here to help you and your family. We understand and want to support you.

  • Families who would like short breaks will be given a choice about the assessment that they feel meets their needs. All families are entitled to a CIN assessment, if they would prefer this.
  • These assessments can both lead to a service being provided but are different in approach.
  • Both Services sit together and are part of the Disabled Children’s Service


The Social Work Team

The Disabled Children’s Social Work Team provides specialist social work services to disabled children and their families. We work with families to:

  • Empower – families and their disabled child
  • Protect – children from harm
  • Prevent – family breakdown and crises
  • Proportionality – providing appropriate support
  • Partnership – working together with families in a transparent way
  • Support – developing clear processes together with families

They can be contacted through the Disabled Children's Team Duty Social Worker by emailing or calling 0207 598 4921


The Short Breaks Team (a Bi Borough Service)

This team is made up of key workers, occupational therapists a Bi- Borough Direct Payments Officer and a Bi – Borough Inclusion Officer. Services include:

  • Short breaks – Care/social activities/play for a disabled child to give parents and siblings a break from caring and giving children/young people new opportunities
  • Parenting Interventions/workshops/group work – to empower parents to support their disabled child
  • Occupational therapy - If you need an assessment of your child’s ability to manage daily activities at home, and think they may benefit from equipment or adaptations to the home to help them and you do things more easily and safely, contact the social care occupational therapists based with the Disabled Children’s and Short Breaks Teams, to discuss your needs. You can contact Kate Young at or Nicola Campbell at or phone 0207 598 4921 to ask for a referral form which can be completed by anyone, with the child and/or parent’s permission.
  • A menu of services – for disabled children and their families, available at our in-house disabled children’s centres, at home, or in the community.

You can contact the Short Breaks Team via the Front Door Service by emailing or calling 07925 894176.

St Quintins Disabled Children’s Centre

This is a specialist play service for children with a disability. 

This service includes:

  • Play schemes after school, weekends and school holidays
  • Stay and play for families (every Sunday)
  • Summer holidays (overnight holidays for disabled children)
  • Family day trips (in the community)
  • Family fun days (in the centre)
  • Core offer (specialist play services without an assessment)
  • Sibling days
  • Training (for families, carers and professionals)
  • Parents groups
  • Drop-ins
  • Information, advice and guidance about inclusion in mainstream provision

The address for St Quintin's Disabled Children's Centre is 2a Wallingford Avenue, London W10 6QB.

You can contact the centre by emailing Rupert Taylor on on 0208 969 2570

Who to contact

Contact Name
Disabled Children's Social Work & Short Breaks Team
 0207 598 4921
Kensington and Chelsea Disabled Children's service

Where to go

Disabled Children’s Team, Short Breaks Team or The Behaviour and Family Support Team
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
W8 7NX

The address for St Quintin's Disabled Children's Centre is 2a Wallingford Avenue, London W10 6QB.

Other Details


Age Ranges
0-18 years

Local Offer

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Who is this service available to?

We work with disabled children and their families from birth up to the age of 18.

How do you access this service?

For families who want more support, a package level is determined following an assessment by a key worker or social worker (in this context referred to as the assessor). Assessments usually take place once a year. If a family do not want an assessment they can access core offer without an assessment. The assessment is made on the basis of two components: the child’s needs and the additional care they need as a result of their disability and the impact of the child’s disability on the social, sibling and parenting circumstances. These needs are identified through the assessment and panel form.  

Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Last Updated 16/03/2021

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