Child Development Team  

The Child Development Team (CDT) in Ealing assesses and cares for children with developmental difficulties who are between the ages of 0 and 19 and have an Ealing GP. 

About the service

The team comprises of paediatricians, therapists, dietitians and specialist health visitors based at Carmelita House and are a part of the Ealing Services for Children with Additional Needs (ESCAN).

We provide care in a range of settings across Ealing to meet children’s needs. These include clinics, children centres, special and mainstream schools and the child’s own home.

Child Development Team, ESCAN, Carmelita House, 21-22 The Mall, Ealing, W5 2PJ 

Telephone number:  020 8825 8716 / 8712  or email


Information about your  care 

Conditions we assess and care for

We can help assess and care for your child in a number of ways, such as:

  • autism assessments: these are usually for children between 0 and 6, but this may be extended to a child's 19th birthday for children with moderate or severe generalised learning difficulties
  • educational medicals, for the statutory assessment process
  • epilepsy reviews, for children with developmental delay
  • paediatric assessments according to specific diagnoses (for example, for children with complex needs and Down Syndrome)
  • sleep counselling service, with our Specialist Health Visitors
  • Therapy (Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy  and dietetic support  (all of these may also see children outside of the Child Development Team if appropriate – please visit their website).

Conditions we care for:


We care for children who have various kinds of developmental difficulties, such as:

  • global developmental delay
  • cerebral palsy
  • social communication disorders including autism spectrum disorder
  • Down's Syndrome
  • complex disabilities including chromosomal syndromes
  • concerns regarding development in 2 or more domains
  • abnormal neurological signs e.g. weakness on one side
  • significant risk factors for developmental delay e.g. prematurity and under age 2 years
  • social communication difficulties (usually 3+ years and under 6 years)
  • behavioural issues under the age of 6 years
  • coordination difficulties in keeping with Developmental Coordination Disorder.

Where we provide your care

Carmelita House, 21-22 The Mall, Ealing, W5 2PJ 


The Child Development Team (CDT) accepts referrals from any professional.

If your child is in a pre-school or school setting, we prefer that those settings complete an Early Help Assessment Plan (EHAP) process and then refer to the CDT if that is an outcome of the assessment.

If your child is not in an educational setting, the EHAP can be completed by the Early Years Service (contact your Health Visitor). Educational settings should avoid trying to route referrals via GPs.

Even if the CDT is not the correct service, you will still receive a bespoke reply either signposting to the correct service or giving advice.


If you are concerned about your child's development you should speak to your health visitor, Children’s Centre or school, and GP about your concerns.

Referrals are made by post and sent to the address above. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about Ealing Community Partners or your care please call 

0300 12345 44

Ealing Community Partners: NHS, Ealing Council, voluntary & specialist providers working together to deliver health & social care for the people of Ealing  

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