Children & Young People

CarePlace

CarePlace is London’s centralised source for care and community services, information and guidance. The directory contains thousands of useful services in London and beyond and gives you direct access to information about care and community services. It also contains a wealth of information and guidance on how to source local services and pay for them.
Website: www.careplace.org.uk

CAMHS

CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety, to name a few. The Ealing Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is delivered by West London Mental Health NHS Trust.
Website: www.westlondoncamhs.nhs.uk

CGL Easy Project

The CGL EASY Project is a support service for young people using drugs and/or alcohol. Our team is made up of experienced drug and alcohol workers who specialise in working with young people.
Website: www.changegrowlive.org

Children and Family Directory

The Ealing Council directory will help you access a wide variety of local services, as well as advice to help you and your family make the most out of life in the borough Contact Details For further information and to access the directory please visit the
Website: www.ealingfamiliesdirectory.org.uk

ChildLine

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.
Free Telephone: 0800 1111  
Website: www.childline.org.uk

Connexions

Ealing Council’s Youth and Connexions Service provides services to empower and inspire young people to make positive life choices. Our services are designed for young people in Ealing aged 13-19 years and up to 25 years for those with additional needs. The services provide opportunities for young people to:

  • Gain new skills and qualifications
  • Have a say in issues affecting them
  • Get advice and support to prepare for the future
  • Have fun and make friends

Telephone: 020 8825 5777
Email: youngealing@ealing.gov.uk
Website: www.youngealing.co.uk/connexions

Ealing 135 Group

Ealing 135 Group are a friendly local network run by and for parents and carers in the Borough of Ealing. They organise fun play sessions, action, song and rhymes classes, family fair days and open houses, nearly new sales and more!
Website: www.ealing135.org.uk

Ealing Music Therapy

Ealing Music Therapy provides a music therapy service to children in the Borough of Ealing who have special needs or any kind of difficulty.
Website: www.ealingmusictherapy.org

Ealing Community Services

The following community services are available for Ealing registered patients:

  • Adult Audiology and Hearing Aid Centre
  • Bladder and bowel management service (Continence)
  • Child health information service
  • Community Dental services
  • Diabetes
  • District nursing – Ealing
  • ENABLE Falls Service
  • Family planning – contraceptive and sexual health
  • Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)
  • Ealing Health Visiting
  • Intermediate Care Service
  • Musculoskeletal Specialist and Physiotherapy Service
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy (Paediatric)
  • Palliative Care
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy (Ealing)
  • Podiatry (foot health) – Ealing Community Services
  • Rehabilitation – Ealing Community Services
  • Safeguarding children
  • School Nursing
  • Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Ealing)
  • Sickle Cell and Thalassemia
  • Stop Smoking – Ealing
  • TB Nursing Service Ealing Hospital
  • Wheelchair Service – Brent and Ealing

Website: www.lnwh.nhs.uk

Emergency Duty Team

An emergency out of hours service operates across Children and Families and Adults Services providing a social work service through evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Telephone: 020 8825 8000 or 5000 (after 5pm and before 9.00am Mon-Fri and at weekends/public holidays)

ESCAN

Services for children with disabilities in Ealing are provided by a multi-agency service, ESCAN (Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs). This is a joint initiative between London Northwest Healthcare Trust and Ealing Council. The service acts as a single point of information, providing improved access to referral, assessment and appropriate help for children and young people with disabilities in the borough.

Who can apply for these services?
Access and eligibility for the above services vary. For more information on how to contact the individual services telephone the customer contact centre.

Emergency referrals
All referrals must be made to the customer contact centre.

Telephone: (020) 8825 8700
Address: Carmelita House, 21-22 The Mall, Ealing, W5 6PJ
Website: ealinghelp.org.uk

FGM Project

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but where there’s no medical reason for this to be done. It’s also known as “female circumcision” or “cutting”, and by other terms such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, among others. FGM is usually carried out on young girls between infancy and the age of 15, most commonly before puberty starts. It is illegal in the UK and is child abuse. It’s very painful and can seriously harm the health of women and girls. It can also cause long-term problems with sex, childbirth and mental health. Help and support is available if you’ve had FGM or you’re worried that someone may be at risk.
Website: www.nhs.uk

PESTS

PESTS (Parents of Ealing Self-Help Training Scheme) is a play and support group for families with children with additional needs.
Telephone: 020 8571 9954
Website: www.pests-ealing.org.uk

SAFE

SAFE can give you information and advice and help you to access the appropriate services and support to help before a manageable problem becomes bigger and more difficult to resolve. The team is made up of psychologists, therapists, counsellors, pupil/ school workers, family workers and other experts. They also have links with other support groups and services in Ealing to ensure you are given support within your community and the area where you live.
Website: www.ealing.gov.uk

SEND (Local Offer)

Every Local Authority must publish information about services they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND); and also services outside of the area which they expect children and young people from their area will use. This is referred to as the ‘Local Offer’.

The Local Offer will put all the information about education, health and care services, leisure activities and support groups in one place.

It has two main purposes:
• to provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available;
• to make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations.

Ealing’s Local Offer includes:

• Early years and childcare provision
• Links to SEND provision within all schools
• How to request an Education, Health & Care (EHC) Assessment & Plan
• Health services
• Leisure activities
• Social care services, including short breaks
• Other educational provision
• Training opportunities
• Travel for children and young people to places of education
• Preparing for adulthood (inc. housing, employment, support)

Website: www.ealingfamiliesdirectory.org.uk

Your Child’s Health

A guide to common childhood illnesses and conditions for parents and carers.
Leaflet: Your Child’s Health

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