About Us

By working together we can break down boundaries and provide every child and young person in South West London with the support they need to be happy, healthy and safe, and reach their full potential.

A network is a cooperative group of people with a shared purpose. Clinical Networks (such as the Cardiac, Trauma, Neonatal or Cancer Networks) successfully demonstrate that working together across professional boundaries can lead to an improvement in the quality of care offered.

The SWL Children and Young People’s Network launched on 8 January 2015 and will focus on the health and well-being of all children and young people in South West London (Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth).

The Principles of the Network

The network is based on the following 7 core principles:

  • The members have a shared vision
  • There is diverse membership
  • There is collaboration
  • The members share their skills, knowledge and experience
  • There is regular, effective communication
  • There is mutual trust and respect
  • The work is Child & Young Person-focused

Who is involved?

Key membership includes Health Care professionals, Public Health professionals, Social Care professionals, Education professionals, Voluntary sector professionals and public representatives (children, young people, parents, carers).

Key relationships will be built with local commissioners, local authorities, London Children’s Strategic Clinical Network, and South West London Collaborative Commissioning amongst others.

What we can do for you…


By becoming a member of the network you have the opportunity to work together with a range of people from South West London to ensure high quality, safe and sustainable services for children and young people.

Children and young people, their parents and carers

You can guide professionals by telling them about the services you access, the current successes and challenges you face, and what can be done to improve things for you.

This website

To keep you informed about the network as it develops, and over the next few months there will be added pages.

Become a Network Member

If you are interested in becoming a member and getting involved in the work of the network please contact us. There are a variety of ways for you to contribute to the work of the Network:

  • Join one of the workstreams responsible for delivering the priorities of the network – this will involve regular face-to-face meetings
  • Advise the network on an ad hoc basis, on an area related to your expertise
  • Join a distribution list to be kept up to date with the work of the network and what is happening locally in children’s health and well-being services

Members of the Network are able to login to a secure portal which will enable them to:

  • Chat to each other in the forum
  • Access current documents and work in progress
  • See upcoming news and events
  • Review meeting papers

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