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Support for SEN or Disabled Students in Higher Education

Taking a degree, HND, HNC, PGCE or Diploma of Higher Education or any qualification at RQF level 4 or above Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) will cease once a student begins studying at RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) level 4 or above. Similarly, students without an…

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

Children and young people with medical conditions are entitled to a full education. Parents, children and young people should be fully involved developing and reviewing the support they receive for a medical condition whilst in education. Information Reviewed May 2018

Supporting young people with SEN or disabilities into adulthood - transition

Young people aged 14 to 25 with SEN or disabilities Preparation for adulthood pathways Young people approaching adulthood and their families may want an overview of the choices available as they approach adult life and places where they can find helpful support and guidance.  We have…

Supportings siblings of children with SEND

Contact for families with disabled children have produced a useful guide to supporting the brothers and sisters of children who have a disability or long-term illness. It is written for parents and for those working with families who have a disabled child. Read the guide to…

Transitions in Education

Transitions in education can be times of stress and anxiety for parents / carers of all children but even more for those with Special Educational Needs and / or disabilities. Right from the start, it is important that transition phases are managed well to support…

Universal, Targeted and Specialist Services

Universal, targeted and specialist are terms applied to services available for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)  Universal Services These are services which all families can expect to access without needing any extra SEND resources. Universal services are expected to make reasonable adjustments to…

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

If you are worried that a child or young person may be at risk of neglect or abuse please contact the Merton Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team using the contact details below. You do not have to give your name and your conversation will be…

Your Local Offer and how to search for services

The Local Offer provides information about support and services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities and their families. Do you or does someone you care for have Special Educational Needs (SEN) or a disability? To help you to find out…
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