Who we are

The mission of Specialist Children's and Young People's Services (SCYPS) is to improve the quality of life of all the children, young people and families we serve, from birth to adolescence and for life.

Our vision is to provide the right services at the right time and right place, and to have a positive and lasting impact on individuals, their families and the community. We are passionate about making a difference.

We are based in 5 centres within Newham, as well as schools and children centres. Services offered are:

  • Children's Speech and Language Therapy
  • Children's Occupational Therapy
  • Children's Physiotherapy
  • Paediatricians
  • Children's Community Nursing
  • Children's Epilepsy
  • Diana (Palliative Care)
  • Children's Dietetics
  • Children's Continuing Care
  • Sickle Cell and Thalassemia
  • Looked After Children

Health Visiting, School Nursing and Family Nurse Partnership are all provided by London Borough of Newham. To find out more information on these services, please visit

Further Info

To join our mailing list and be kept up to date with events in the borough, please email elft.chnparentsgroup@nhs.net

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There are lots of organisations in the borough who can also provide support and advice.

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Specialist Children's and Young People's Services operate from 5 health centres within Newham.  

Full details here.

Parent Groups

It’s important to us to support parents by running routine parent groups. These provide a chance for parent networks, shared experiences and learning, input from guest, expert speakers and most importantly give you a chance to feedback to us about your journey and work with us to shape services for our children and young people.

Child Development Services Support Group: First Friday of the month from 10:00 – 11:30 at West Ham Lane Health Centre, 84 West Ham Lane, E15 4PT

This session is run by the Specialist Health Visitors and is for all parents/careers of children with additional needs and/or disabilities.

Carer and Parent Information Exchange (CPIX): First Wednesday of the month from 10:00 – 11:30 at Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, E15 1EL.

This session is run by parents, facilitated by SCYPS Patient Participation Lead. It is held in a neutral environment and can accommodate children/babies. This group is aimed at parents/careers of children with additional needs and/or disabilities.

For further information on either group, please contact Alan.Strachan@nhs.net

Get Involved

People Participation is about helping our service users and their carers to have a say in how we run the Trust. But more than that, it is also about working together so that we can offer a better service for all.  Click here for further information on how you can get involved.

PEOPLE PARTICIPATION

People Participation is about helping our service users and their carers to have a say in how we run the Trust. But more than that, it is also about working together so that we can offer a better service for all.

WHY?

We want our service users and carers to get the very best services. We can only do this by listening to you and working with you to make sure we deliver what you want. That's why your voice is so important

DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

YES! You will work with other service users and carers to make sure we hear your views and ideas and that you can hold us to account. You can help us choose and train the staff you want to see working in our services.

WHO CAN GET INVOLVED?

Participation opportunities are open to service users who are currently using East London Foundation Trust services and, parents and carers who are caring for someone who is using the service.

To find out more about People Participation, or get someone to contact you, please contact Alan.Strachan@nhs.net