Support for children and young people affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower

Children and young people who are affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower can call our Single Point of Access on 0800 0234 650. This number is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year and NHS staff will listen to you and help.

Update from David Bailey, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster CAMHS Service Manager:

We are grateful that schools are providing a place of continuity, safety and consistency for children and young people going through adversity together.

Our CAMHS services have been working with schools, the local authority, school nursing teams and educational psychology to create teams around local schools so we are delivering a consistent message and support to children, young people, their families and the staff who are supporting them during this difficult time.

We are getting out and about into the community to make sure that children and their families, who may be experiencing these levels of high emotions, are getting the support that they need.

We are reminding people to do the basics of Self Care – eat, sleep, talk with others to express your emotions and recognise that you are safe.

We have a Link Worker with each school and Children’s Centre in the borough.

We are letting people know that CAMHS services are here now and will be in the future.

It is important that all agencies work together in a consistent way to support families within the community.