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Accessing the Local Offer, Family Services Directory and Young Merton

We are committed to ensuring these web services meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) to AA standard to ensure people with additional neeeds are not excluded from accessing information and services. The design includes a number of accessibility features Change font size Change site appearance Translate the…

Benefits and support for carers

If you are looking after someone regularly, including your spouse or a family member, because they're ill or disabled, you are a carer. Financial Support As a carer, you may be entitled to one or more state benefits to help you with the costs. These include…

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…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) SEND guidance and support

We have created this page to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are working with partners across Merton and London…

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.

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Plans

The content of this page is currently being updated. 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…

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…

Funding for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Early Years settings and Schools

For most children in maintained mainstream settings, schools, academies and free schools, education is funded from the setting or school’s own budget. This includes those with SEN.

How to request an EHC Needs Assessment

The content of this page is currently being updated. 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…
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