Occupational therapy for children
Working in partnership with you: supporting children and young people to participate in what they need and want to do.
Children and Young People's Occupational therapy continue to accept new referrals, however there may be a waiting period for an appointment, whilst normal service gradually resumes.
The Children and Young Poeple's Occupational therapy service may offer virtual appointments (e.g. telephone consultation and/or video consultation). In a few instances face to face appointments may be offered. We will work closely with you to meet your child's and family's needs in the best way possible.
If you have any queries or want advice in relation to your child’s condition you can contact the Children’s Complex Care and Speech and Language Therapy Administration Hub on 020 7266 8777. This phone line will be open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
You can call this number if you want to get in touch with any of the following services:
- Woodfield road Child Development Service including Psychology
- CLCH Children's Community Nursing
- CLCH Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics
- CLCH Occupational therapy
- CLCH Speech and Language therapy
- Imperial Children's Physiotherapy
We are a client-centred, Occupational Therapy service for children and young people. We promote engagement, performance and independence in meaningful, daily activities. We work together with families, schools and other services to achieve shared goals.
- Adrienne McGhie (Team Lead)
- Andrew Bates
- Bhrita Chauhan
- Christopher Colborne
- Claire Stratton
- Danielle Rabin
- Feyza Alcicek
- Gemma Garvey
- Hannah Carver
- Natasha Stone
- Nicole Trainor
- Paula Godfrey
- Ruth Blackwell
- Sasha Smerin
- Stef Tribe
Children and Young People's Occupational therapy (CYPOT) works across Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. The team is currently based at:
The Medical Centre,
7e Woodfield Road,
CYPOT has an open referral process. This means that we will consider referrals from parents, education, and health, or social care professionals.
Referrals are not accepted directly from the local borough SEN department.
If a child or young person has been discharged from CYPOT, but new concerns arise, parents may re-refer their child up to one year after discharge.
Where to send the referrals
- Participation in school life
CYPOT works closely with schools and nursries in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham.
Occupational Therapy provision is not dependent upon whether a child or young person has an EHCP.
In North Kensington and Chelsea, CYPOT support the Special Educational Needs (SEN) of children with Occupational therapy provision stated on their education health and care plan. In Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and South Kensington and Chelsea this is provided by the corresponding SEN services.
Special Educational Needs Department (SEND) local offer websites:
CYPOT are able to offer home visits where appropriate to meet the needs of a child or young person. For example to support parents/carers to implement strategies and programmes in the home environment.
Additional content and information
- Information about how occupational therapists work with children and young people can be found online.
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists (professional body)