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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…

Using my M-Card

Find out more about activities and services which offer concessions or benefits for Merton children and young people, including those who have an M-Card.  If a service provider offers concessions for M-Card holders, you will see a picture of an M-Card next to it in…

What do I do if I think my child has SEN?

A person has Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which means they need special educational support. Disability is when a person has a physical or mental difficulty which has a significant and long-term effect on their ability to carry out…

What is the SEND Local Offer?

The SEND Local Offer provides information about support and services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities and their families. To help you to find out more about what is available, we have created the Local Offer with all the information in…

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 Duty Social Worker using the contact details below. You do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially In…
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