About Us

Our Vision:

Our vision is to provide engaging, inclusive, and innovative play and experiential opportunities, which enable learning disabled children and young people to develop their social and emotional resilience in readiness for an active and fulfilling adulthood.

Our Values:

We believe that children and young people with learning disabilities should receive services that respond to what they want, and are respectful to them, shaped by them, and meet their needs.

To make this a reality we seek to apply the following values in everything we do:

Inclusion

You are a valued part of your community.

Consultation

You are asked questions about what you want and need. We listen to you.

Choice

You have the information and support needed to make choices and take decisions.

Respect

You are treated as a valued individual.

Achievement

You are supported to do the things you always wanted to do and the things that you never thought possible.

Quality

You have the right support to lead a full, happy and healthy life.

 

History:

Kids Can Achieve was formed in 2002 by local parents, concerned professionals and members of the community in Harrow.

It was formed to support local children and young people whose needs were not being recognised and there was an absence of understanding and suitable provision.

Since these beginnings KCA has grown rapidly and has become influential and respected amongst both statutory and voluntary agencies and most importantly the families who access our services.

In 2014, The Westminster Society started providing management support and in 2016 KCA and The Westminster Society entered into a formal legal partnership. Under this arrangement KCA remains an independent, locally-based charity with its own Board of Trustees, but becomes part of the larger Westminster Society’s network.

Exceptional staff supporting unique people:

We employ exceptional people to support unique individuals to receive services that respond to what they want, and are respectful to them, shaped by them, and meet their needs. Our employees are recruited based on their ability to put our values into practice every day and in everything that they do.

Meet the Management team:

Management Team
From left to right: Rachel Flynn, Outreach Team Manager, Ilias Kostalas, KCA Service Manager, Jimmy Manito, Children & Young People Team Manager

Highlights from Ofsted Inspection Report, April 2017

“KCA understands their responsibility to protect children’s welfare and well-being and there are clear policies, procedures and risk assessments in place to help staff ensure the premises are safe and secure for children to use.”

“KCA has a good awareness of how to positively encourage and manage
children’s behaviour, including while away from the setting.  KCA  understands the value of helping children to feel good about themselves and to learn to respect others.”

“KCA understands the importance of working in partnership with parents and
other professionals to provide consistent care and understanding of children’s needs.”

Click here to see our full Ofsted report

Memberships:

KCA is a proud member of the following organisations: