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Accessing the Local Offer, Family Services Directory and Young Merton

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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…

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,…

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.

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 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…
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