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Children First Lewisham

Children First Lewisham

Welcome to Children First Lewisham - our charity supporting children in Lewisham

IMPORTANT: for SERVICES at Kaleidoscope DO NOT CONTACT Children First Lewisham, the charity - you will experience SEVERE DELAYS

Children First Lewisham does not provide any services - it is a charity supporting families.

The services you may seek are based at Kaleidoscope, Lewisham Centre for Children & Young People.

The two are completely different. Referral letters about therapy, mental health, safeguarding, medical referrals may be severely delayed if you send them to our Charity, although we do our best to let you know.
To contact services based at Kaleidoscope, see below


(a) Kaleidoscope - Lewisham Centre for Children & Young People is the base for children's services and is not the charity Children First Lewisham. Contact a service at Kaleidoscope by phoning: 020 7138 1100 (Reception) or click here for further information

(b) Children First Lewisham is a completely separate organisation, a charity which supports children & families and Kaleidoscope staff through the pursuance of our charitable aims. But we do not provide services at Kaleidoscope. Contact CFL here.

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Children First Lewisham is a Lewisham-based charity established in April 2002 to help children and young people with a range of additional needs including disabilities. The charity has played a key role in the development of Kaleidoscope - a visionary centre for children and young people which opened in November 2006. The charity has supported that vision by providing for financial backing for family-centred approaches to service provision and a child-friendly environment.

Kaleidoscope is the first project of its kind on such a scale in the UK. The Centre brings together services for local children and young people whose developmental, emotional and physical health, educational and social needs are special. Children First Lewisham has played an important role in supporting this development. Read more about us