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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.

SEND Jargon Buster

Jargon is special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand. We have created a Jargon Buster (or glossary) to help you better understand some of the SEND jargon and acronyms (abbreviations formed using the initial letters of…

Speech and Language Therapy Pathways

Speech and Language Therapy services are delivered according to age group. Information reviewed May 2018

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

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…

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…
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