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Merton Autism Strategy 2018-2023

We want Merton to be an autism-friendly borough in which people with autism are able to reach their full potential at all stages of their lives. With this in mind, we have developed a strategy for the next five years which takes a whole life course approach, encompassing children, young people and adults with autism and taking into consideration the needs of families and carers.

This is a joint strategy between the London Borough of Merton and Merton NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in collaboration with a range of partners, including NHS providers, Merton JobCentre Plus, Schools and the voluntary sector. In preparing this strategy we have engaged with a wide range of stakeholders, including people with autism and parents and carers, people working in education, housing, employment and health services to seek their views on what is working well and what needs to improve for people with autism.

The strategy is underpinned by a 5 year action plan which sets out the actions we will jointly take to deliver the aims of the strategy. We have also created an easy-read version of the strategy and a 5-page summary document.

Merton Autism Strategy

Merton Autism Strategy Action Plan

Merton Autism Strategy Executive Summary

Merton Autism Strategy - Easy Read

Merton Autism Strategy Engagement report

Merton Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Strategy

The Merton CAMH Strategy (2015-2018) provides our vision is for every child in Merton to enjoy good mental health and well-being and to able to achieve their ambitions and goals through being resilient and confident. We will do this through establishing high quality services that are focussed on individual needs and which promote good mental health through a clear focus on prevention, early detection and early help when issues first arise.

We will also ensure we have a range of services that make a real difference to children and young people with established or complex problems.

The strategy has been informed by national guidance at a time of CAMH transformation across England and by our local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

The strategy has been developed by our Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Partnership and presents the first major step towards fulfilling our goal of bringing together all partners in a commitment to transform services, and setting out the actions we will jointly take over the next three years with children, young people and their families.

This page was last updated on Monday 25 January 2016

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