Disabled Children's Service


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The 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 [email protected] 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. Please do contact Occupational Therapist Elaine Scott on mob.: 07790 979361 or email: [email protected].
  • 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 [email protected] or calling 07925 894176.

St Quintins Disabled Children’s Centre

St Quintin's Disabled Children's Centre 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 [email protected] on 0208 969 2570

Who to contact

Contact Name
Disabled Children's Team
0207 598 4921 0207 598 4921
Kensington and Chelsea Disabled Children's Service
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Where to go

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street

W8 7NX

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You can contact the Disabled Children’s Team directly. Referrals to the team can be made by young people, parents, carers and professionals.

The initial way to contact us is through our duty social worker who is available on 0207 598 4921 (9am to 5pm). If you cannot visit the team because of your personal circumstances, you can be seen at home or at another suitable venue.

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