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Accessing the Local Offer, Family Services Directory and Young Merton

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Children and Young People’s SEN and Disabilities Strategy

Merton's Children's Trust is responsible for bringing together services across the borough to work together and in partnership with children, young people and their families to facilitate improved outcomes for all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities – in Merton having high…

Complaints about services for children and young people with SEN or disabilities

Compliments, complaints and comments are welcomed by all providers and should be used to improve and develop their services in the future. Is the service provided by a school or college? All schools and colleges must publish their own complaints policy. Please follow these policies…

Disability Database for children and young people

The London Borough of Merton's Disability Database is a voluntary database for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years who have a disability or special educational need.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit paid for children who need additional care or supervision because they have a disability or health condition. DLA is awarded based on mobility and care needs, not based on diagnosis. From the age of 16, Personal Independence Payment can…

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Plans

Some children and young people who have special educational needs may need extra support which cannot be provided from the resources available at their early years setting, school or college. To make sure that the right extra support is provided for these children and young…

Feedback on Merton's Local Offer

London Borough of Merton has published its 2018 Annual Feedback Report on the Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities. The feedback is from parents, children and young people, professionals and practitioners. It covers information provided online and the services that are provided and used by families in…

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…
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