KCA is a charity with 20 years experience supporting children and their families with disabilities in harrow
Is to provide services for children and young adults with special needs and disabilities which offer the same opportunities that all children should enjoy. We work to ensure the children we support, and their families are safe, happy, and healthy.
We support children and young adults with learning disabilities, including those with physical disabilities, ADHD, autism, and complex communication needs. We provide child centred activities, which are fun, educational, and stimulating, offering learning and development at every opportunity.
We have developed our range of services in consultation with families and the children we support. These include one to one and community-based activities, after school and weekend clubs, school holiday Schemes and family support and therapy.
As a charity we raise voluntary funds to deliver beyond statutory requirements. This enhances the lives of the children, young adults, and the families we support and adds social value to our local community and the services we provide.
To achieve our purpose, we have values that run through everything we do. Therefore, our services are delivered on the principles that children and young adults:
- are Included as a valued part of the community.
- can make Choices and Decisions about their lives.
- are treated with Dignity and Respect as valued individuals.
- can Achieve their dreams and aspirations.
- Are supported by staff who are Kind in their interactions and Ambitious for their physical, emotional and social development.
KCA was formed it 2002 by a group of local parents. 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 among both statutory and voluntary agencies and most importantly the families who access our services.
Our staff are experienced and trained in working with children with a wide range of needs including complex and challenging behaviours. All staff members undertake regular safeguarding training. Staff are also trained in variety of things including Team Teach, First aid, epilepsy training, medication, PEG feeding, Makaton etc. We hold regular staff training sessions to ensure our team are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to provide the best support possible.
Our building is specially designed and adapted to meet the needs of children with disabilities. It is fully accessible. Our building consists off a large activity room, music room, sensory room, soft play room and early years room as well as a large outside play area.
Our outdoor area features an accessible swing, mud kitchen, play houses, sand and water play as well as a bike / scooter track running through the garden. We are constantly updating our garden with new and exciting sensory play opportunities.
We also have youth and adult areas of the building which has a main activity room, sensory room and quiet/ chill out room. Our toys and equipment support the development of our children and encourage fun and interactive play.
Take a tour of KCA with the video below:
We work closely with parents, social workers, schools and other providers to ensure we provide the best possible outcomes for your child.
We are Ofsted registered and ensure we work within the Ofsted framework and guidelines. You can find all the information about our Ofsted inspections here
We are members of the Council for Disabled Children, the Young Harrow Foundation and Voluntary Action Harrow. We work alongside other local and national organisations supporting children with learning disabilities and ensure we are always learning and adapting our services to take into account new ideas and best practice.
To view our policies and procedures please visit our parent area of the website.