Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs (ESCAN) is a multi-agency service run by the NHS and Ealing Council that gives both families and professionals a single point of contact for information, referrals, assessments and appropriate help for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities living in the London Borough of Ealing.
ESCAN is based at Carmelita House near Ealing Broadway station. The building offers access to services and facilities such as treatmetn rooms and the parent information room with useful printed information such as leaflets and publications and offers internet access.
ESCAN aims to ensure that children with additional needs and their families are well supported to be fully included in the local community and receive services to promote independence.
Packages of support are tailored around the needs of the child/young person/family, following assessment to identify needs.
Referrals to ESCAN normally come through GPs, health, education and social care professionals. However, access and eligibility to the services provided vary and some services accept direct referrals from parents. Contact ESCAN directly to find out how to refer a child or young person.
Please call: 020 8825 8700 (Mon-Fri, during normal working hours) and your call will be directed to the appropriate service.
ESCAN is made up of:
Children and Families Social Care
Education – Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
- Educational Psychology
- SENS – Specialist Teaching for Children and Young People with Sensory Impairments
- Education, Health & Care (EHC) Needs Assessment
- SEN Travel Assistance
Specialist Child Health Services
- Paediatric Occupational Therapy
- Paediatric Physiotherapy
- Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy
- Child Development Team (includes Specialist Health Visitors and Dieticians)
- Clinical Psychology/CAMHS - Learning Diasabilities