Early Years and Pregnancy 0-4

Accessible toilet schemes

There are over 1000 changing places toilets in the UK. They offer the facilities of a normal accessible toilet for disabled people but with extra space (7m² originally and now 12m²), an adult changing bench and a hoist (you will need to bring your own sling), which are essential for people who have a carer or profound and multiple learning disabilities or cannot reasonably use standard accessible toilets.

Afasic - unlocking speech and language

Advice and information services including helpline, email support, free to download factsheets and access to local networks.

Audiology and Vestibular medicine

The audiovestibular medicine department at St. Ann’s Hospital is a secondary/tertiary level service that provides a fully comprehensive service in audiovestibular (hearing and balance issues) medicine for both adults and children.

This consultant led service provides specialist diagnostics, assessment, and treatment primarily for the residents of Haringey and for newborns and children in Enfield.


BlindAid (formerly known Metropolitan Society for the Blind) is a registered charity helping visually impaired people in London.

As well as providing company and conversation our visitors offer the following support: Assistance with reading correspondence and occasionally, writing letters; Loans of audio equipment arranged through the British Wireless for the Blind Fund and other services.

British Deaf Association

Information about the British Deaf Association, British Sign Language and the deaf community.

Camp Simcha

Camp Simcha exists to provide practical and emotional support for Jewish families where children are suffering from serious illness including premature babies.

Support is provided throughout the whole of the UK to families who have children and young people aged 0-18.

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary out-patient service which provides assessments and treatments for children and young people aged 0-17 who are experiencing serious mental health problems or marked emotional and behavioural problems which are complex and enduring and have a significant impact on the child or young person’s functioning.

Children's Community Physiotherapy service 

This is a specialist paediatric physiotherapy service for babies, children, and young people with disabilities or those with movement problems which impact on their development and ability to engage in everyday activities.  

Children’s Community Nursing team

Look after children from 0 to 18 years old (and up to 19 if they have special needs) who have a life limiting or life threatening condition.

Children’s Continuing Care 

The purpose of continuing care funding is to specifically meet the identified health needs of a child or young person aged 0-17 years (up to their 18th birthday). Some children and young people may have complex health needs, which cannot be met by the services that are routinely available from primary care, secondary care, and other community services.

Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support group (CICS)

CICS offer first-hand experience of the difference that cochlear implantation can make to the lives of deaf children and their families.

They can help with issues that surround life for a child that has or is being considered for a cochlear implant.

They aim to provide advice and support pre and post implantation through peer support.

Community Nutrition and Dietetic service

They see children with neuro-disabilities such as cerebral palsy, or with specific syndromes such as Prader Willi, and children with Autism for one-off advice.  We also see premature babies with feeding difficulties.

They see children who live in Haringey aged between 0-18 years old or 0-19 years old if they attend Special School.

Community Paediatrics 

The community paediatric medical teams in Haringey see children and young people aged 0-19.


CPotential (previously known as London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy) is a registered charity, based in North London, providing life-changing learning to help disabled children achieve their potential.  

They work with children and young people aged 0-14 who have movement disorders due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, global development delay or acquired brain injury

CPotential can also help children and adults with other conditions and/or disabilities.

Dental services

Specialist dental services are available for Haringey residents (for children, young people, and adults) who have complex needs and are unable to be seen by a general dentist.

Patients must be referred by a dentist or other health/social care professional.

Educational Psychology service (EPS)

They provide high-quality psychological support to children, young people and their families to improve their educational and wellbeing outcomes.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH)

GOSH is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare.

With their research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, they form the UK’s only academic Biomedical Research Centre specialising in paediatrics.

Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to children’s healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.

Health and development check 

All Haringey children aged 2 who attend an early years setting will have a development check.

The National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) 

nasen is a charity that supports professionals who work with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Newborn hearing screening

The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme is a sector wide programme provided by Whittington Health offering hearing screening to all babies born across North Central London (NCL).

The screening teams are based at the Whittington Hospital, Royal Free, UCLH, Barnet Hospital, and North Middlesex University Hospital.

Occupational Therapy service

The Children’s Community Occupational Therapy service in Haringey provides assessment, advice and intervention for babies, children, and young people with a range of neuro-developmental difficulties or complex special needs.

Personal health budget

The budget is for children and young people birth to 18 years that are eligible for continuing care support.

Physiotherapy service

The physiotherapy service works with the children or young people to improve movement and normal body function.

School nursing service 

The service supports children and young people from 4 to 19 years attending mainstream, academies, and free schools and out of school provision in Haringey. They aim to ensure that each child and young person achieves his or her full educational potential. They provide a valuable link between health and education.

SCOPE - Sleep Right for families of disabled children who have problems sleeping

SCOPE's Sleep Right service offers support from a sleep practitioner experienced in working with disabled children, practical advice and suggestions, as well as tailored sleep plans and telephone and email support.


Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.  They provide tailored support, advice, and information as well as specialist services to all deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them.

In addition, they support people who have single sensory impairment with additional needs.

Sensory support team - hearing

They aim to improve the educational and life outcomes for deaf babies, children, and young people.

They provide information, advice and support regarding educational management and all aspects of deafness, including language and communication, listening equipment and social and emotional wellbeing.

Sensory support team – vision

They aim to improve the educational and life outcomes babies, children, and young people with a sight loss.

They provide information, advice and support regarding educational management and all aspects of vision. Advice focuses on support for parents and carers, independence, access to the curriculum/books and materials, helpful technology, getting around safely (mobility), self-help skills and improving the environment.

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) for children in Haringey, works with children with a range of difficulties around communication and eating. We work with speech (e.g. speech sounds), language (words and sentences), communication (e.g. attention, listening and interaction skills), and those who have eating and drinking difficulties.

Special Schools therapies and nursing service

Our service provides for children with a range of disabilities.
Deafness: from 3 months – 17 years.
Autism, Physical and Learning disability: from 3 years – 19 years.

Stroke Association - childhood stroke support service

The Stroke Association offers a childhood stroke support service which provides information, advice, support and networking events for families affected by stroke in childhood.

Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN)

SWAN is the only dedicated support network in the UK for families of children and young adults with undiagnosed genetic conditions.

It is free for any family in the UK with a child (0-25) affected by an undiagnosed genetic condition to join SWAN.

Wide Fit Shoes - Disabled and Special Needs footwear and advice

Wide Fit Shoes offer shoes for orthotics designed for anybody that wears corrective devices including braces and foot splints related to disability or a health condition.

Page last updated:

April 20, 2023

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