Our community paediatric services team work closely with parents, young people and other healthcare professionals to provide community services throughout the London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton.
Our team offers specialist medical assessment and support for children and young people with:
- Developmental disorders
- Social communication disorders like autism and aspergers
- Special educational needs
We also offer support to children and young people in need of protection through medical assessment of recent physical injuries, as well children and young people who are in the care of the local authority or who require permanent placement outside their immediate family, eg adoption.
Our work is strongly supported through close ties with local healthcare professionals including:
- Child and adolescent mental health services
- Health visitors and school nurses
- Occupational therapists
- Speech and language therapists
We also work closely with special educational needs and disability professionals in the borough, as well as social services who all help support our team. Our team includes a designated doctor for safeguarding, a medical adviser to each borough’s adoption agency, and a designated medical officer for special educational needs and disability.