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ESCAN (Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs)

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 treatment 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.

From 22 March 2021 all of Ealing Community Partners (ECP) will be moved to a new, central phone number and changing the way that referrals will be received.

This means that there are changes to how you can get in touch with services based within Ealing Services for Children with Additional Needs (ESCAN). Visit Updates to services based at Carmelita House - Children’s Specialist Community Health and ESCAN services |  Ealing Directory ( to find out more. 

ESCAN is made up of:

 Social Care

Education – Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Specialist Child Health Services

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