Skip to main content

Advice Results

There are 52 records in your current search
 Directory results

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. To find out more about all the concessions and benefits available to M-Card holders,…

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…

SEN Provision Plan

This section provides information on London Borough of Merton's SEN provision planning from 2018 to 2021 and the Department for Education’s Special Provision Capital Fund

SEN support in maintained schools, colleges and Early Years settings

All children and young people learn in different ways and progress at varying rates. Some children may need extra help along the way. This document is for parents whose children may require extra support and or possible interventions to enable them to make progress. What…

SEND Jargon Buster

The language of Special Educational Needs can be difficult to understand. Here is a guide to some of the abbreviations and jargon commonly used by professionals and by practitioners in schools and in other settings. ADD Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Areas…
Back to top