Cheyne Child Development Service

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for families known to the Cheyne Child development Service

The Cheyne Child development service has made the very difficult decision to put all appointments on hold due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will mean a longer wait for your planned appointment.

In line with Government advice and due to the COVID-19 pandemic we advise you not to attend your booked appointment at your clinic. 

If you have been in contact with someone who has Coronavirus (COVID-19) or you have a new, continuous cough and/or temperature, DO NOT attend the clinic. Self-isolate and visit this NHS website for further advice.

Urgent questions

If there are any urgent questions regarding a patient that is already known to the child development service a message can be left on one of the numbers below.

Relevant contact details for CDS teams:

  • The child development service telephone number: 020 3315 6488
  • The number for Child protection medicals is 020 3315 3219
  • LAC medicals will be done via virtual clinics and the number for this is: 020 3315 3120
  • New referrals to CDS: 
  • Music Therapy: 07876 818 732
  • Specialist Nurse Cheyne: 020 3315 6470
  • Occupational Therapy: 020 8102 4008 or
  • Clinical Psychology: 020 3315 3196
  • Physiotherapy: 020 3315 8667

Further information

In view of the recent public health concerns around COVID-19, and in order to support families, advice is available in the links below.

Given this difficult situation we have listed some useful resources.

Local Offer websites

Each London borough has a website called Local Offer. This website has information on what is available in the local area to support you and your child. This website will be updated with information relevant to the current situation. 

Find information on services and support available for children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) aged 0–25 and their families via the Local Offer website for:

How to support your child’s mental health

  • The Anna Freud centre for mental health has lots of excellent information on their website on supporting all children in times of disruption.
  • Kooth is the online counselling platform for Young People up to 25 with SEND. 

Information related to additional needs

Information for children about the coronavirus

  • Video by Newsround doctors answering questions from children about the COVID-19. 
  • A workbook to complete / read together with children up to 7 years which explains COVID-19.  It is available on the website in many different languages.

Information on looking after yourself as a parent

Many thanks for your understanding. 

What we do

The Cheyne Child Development Service is a family-centred service based at Chelsea and Westminster dedicated to supporting children with special educational and developmental needs. We have been running for many years and are one of the few services to provide music therapy.

We maintain close links with local borough agencies, clinical commissioning groups and school nursing services to provide seamless support for children.

We offer:

  • A consultant-led assessment and treatment service for children up to the age of 19 with a wide range of developmental difficulties
  • A clinical nurse specialist, social worker, full range of therapists, and the hospital’s paediatric specialists as needed
  • School health in partnership with three local school nursing services, and medical advice for special education assessments
  • Telephone advice from the clinical nurse specialist

Our team

Our team consists of four Consultant Paediatricians and includes a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Social worker and a full range of very experienced therapists; extra support is provided by the hospital's multi-professional paediatric specialists.


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (main location)

Doughty House
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH

T: 020 3315 6488 

Please note that due to building works there is no access through the main hospital building. Pedestrian access can be gained through the ambulance bay to the rear of Doughty House or via Netherton Grove.

Parkview Centre for Health & Wellbeing

Cranston Court
56 Bloemfontein Road
White City
London W12 7FG

T: 020 3704 6060

We no longer have a site at Westminster.

 T: 020 3704 6060 (Hammersmith residents)

South Westminster Centre for Health

St Georges House
82 Vincent Square

T: 020 7963 2444 (South Westminster residents)


020 3315 3112/3121

020 3315 3153

Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 3315 6470

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) local offer


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