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The Children's Hearing Services Working Group (CHSWG) is multi-disciplinary group, which involves both professionals and parents. Its role is to take the lead in monitoring and developing integrated service delivery for hearing impaired children and their families. (Kimm, L 2013)

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  • setting objectives for the Children’s Hearing Services Working Group
  • agreeing a framework for multi-agency working with deaf children and their families
  • delivering these standards across all the services involved in the integrated service delivery for deaf children and their families
  • monitoring delivery of these standards
  • communicating the achievements and unresolved issues of the services working with deaf children and their families to strategic planners and key stakeholders.

Regularity of Meetings - we meet every three to four months.

Terms of Reference - Please see our Terms of Reference

Key members
Emma Gordon

Senior Paediatric Audiologist at Hackney Ark (Chair)
Dr Waheeda Pagarkar
Audiovestibular Consultant and 3rd Tier Audiology Service Leader
Dr Mirsada Smailbegovic
Consultant Paediatrician and 2nd Tier Audiology Service Leader
Mliton D’Costa
City and Hackney NHSP Coordinator
Quita Smythe
Service Leader for Education
Gaynor Owen
Specialist Speech Therapist
Sonja Grimwade
NDCS representative
Mr Nick Eynon-Lewis
Consultant Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon
Toni Dowadu
Site Manager for Hackney Ark
Rosalyn Barzey
Jenny Menzies
Pat Bollers
Social Service 

1. Kimm, L. (2013). CHSWG Introduction. Available: Last accessed 11/07/2013
2. Kimm, L. (2013). CHSWG Quality Assusrance. Available: Last accessed 11/07/2013


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