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Help with choosing childcare for children with SEND

For comprehensive information about how to choose a childcare provider for a child with SEN and disabilities, including choosing potential providers and funding and paying for childcare, visit the Coram Family and Childcare website  All childcare providers must comply with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, the…

How to request an EHC Needs Assessment

An Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment is a detailed investigation into what your child’s special educational needs are and what provision should be put in place. It is the step before an Education Health and Care Plan, but the assessment doesn’t always lead to a…

Local NHS services which are part of the SEN Local Offer in Merton

There is a lot of detailed information about the individual services offered by the NHS in Merton on this website. This summary is intended to describe who provides the services, how they work together, and how they can be accessed. How do health services for…

Local SEN and disability advice and support services

The services below offer advice, guidance, support and information for Merton families. Merton Special Educational Needs Information and Advice and Support ServiceOffers impartial advice and guidance to parents, carers and young people, supporting families around identification of SEN, support required and intervention in the form of…

M-Card for children and young people

The M-Card is a concession card issued by London Borough of Merton which provides a quick, easy and discrete way to raise awareness that eligible children and young people have disabilities or Special Educational Needs.      

Merton's 5-Year Autism Strategy

To make sure that Merton is an autism-friendly borough in which people with autism are able to reach their full potential at all stages of their lives, a strategy has been developed for the next five years which takes a whole life course approach, encompassing children, young…

Personal Budgets (SEN and disabilities)

Personal Budgets are a way of providing support that meets the needs of young people and their parents. They will allow young people and parents to have greater choice and control over how you receive support and allow you to: Control some or all of…

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

If you are over 16, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs associated with having a long term ill-health or disability. For children aged under 16, Disability Living Allowance can be claimed.

Preparation for Adulthood Pathways

From age 14, young people start to consider what they want to do with their lives. Some young people need support to be more independent as they reach adulthood. Some young people need help to make choices and to take control over decisions that affect…

Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Pupils

What does the Equality Act 2010 mean for schools and other education providers? Is my child classed a disabled under this Act? The definition of disability under this Act is ‘a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the…
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