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Westminster Disabled Children's Team

Last Updated 22/10/2019

Qualified first-aider on site
Service/Activity is free
Sign language interpreter available by arrangement
Toilet suitable for wheelchair users
A personal assistant can be arranged to give extra support for a child with additional needs
Disabled parking available, restrictions may apply
Suitable for children and young people with SEND
Baby changing facilities
Wheelchair accessibile venue
On Site Parking
Suitable for an individual with hearing impairment
Suitable for an individual with vision impairment

The Westminster Disabled Children’s Service is provided by three teams who work closely together: the Social Work team, the Short Breaks team and Tresham Centre for Disabled Children and Young People.


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

 

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 childrenwithdisabilitiesteam@westminster.gov.uk or calling 0207 641 5100

 

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 Linh Nguyen at lnguyen@westminster.gov.uk (020 7641 1715) or Julia Taylor (020 7641 1716)  jtaylor1@westminster.gov.uk 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 biboroughhealthnotifications@RBKC.gov.uk or calling 07925 894176



Who to contact

Contact Name
Disabled Children's Team
Telephone
 020 7641 5100
E-mail
 DCT@westminster.gov.uk
 nlaurence@westminster.gov.uk
Notes

Short Breaks Team

childrenwithdisabilitiesteam@westminster.gov.uk

0207 641 5100

Where to go

Name
Disabled Children’s Team or Short Breaks Team
Address
City Of Westminster
4 Frampton Street
London
Postcode
NW8 8LF

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
0-18 years

Local Offer

Local Offer Record `
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?

All initial enquiries and new contacts about a child with a disability should be made to Westminster’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Access Team who will then identify the most appropriate team/service to undertake an assessment of the child or young person’s needs.

To make a referral, please contact the Access Team on 020 7641 4000.

Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Needs Level
High
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

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