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Westminster Disabled Children's Team

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

Download the Westminster Disabled Children's Team eligibility criteria here.

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The Westminster Disabled Children’s Service is provided by two teams who work closely together: the Social Work team and the Short Breaks team.

 

Social Work Team

The Disabled Children’s Team provides specialist services to disabled children and their families. These include:

  • Assessments to access complex needs support packages
  • Emotional and practical support
  • Advice and signposting
  • Child Safeguarding Services
  • Services to Looked After Disabled Children

 

Short Breaks Team

This team is part of the Bi-Borough service and includes:

  • Principal Keyworkers and Keyworkers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Bi-Borough Direct Payments Officer
  • Bi-Borough Inclusion Officer

This is a Multi Agency team who support you to look after your Disabled Child. They offer a variety of services which include:

  • Parenting Interventions/workshops/group work
  • Occupational therapy - Assessments, aids and equipment to help children live more independently and advice on alterations required in the home.
  • Short term breaks - Care for a disabled child at home or in a different setting to give parents a break.
  • Funded play provision/ activities for children/ young people - Information and advice to help you access local and specialist play services.
  • Direct Payments - Money given to parents/ carers or disabled young people aged 16+ to purchase the services they want themselves.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Disabled Children's Team
Telephone
 0207 641 5100
E-mail
 DCT@westminster.gov.uk
 nlaurence@westminster.gov.uk
 tracy.beard@rbkc.gov.uk

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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