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Participation Promise

Merton Children's Trust is keen to increase the participation of children and young people in the design and delivery of children's services, as well as developing ways to enable school councils and the youth parliament to link with, and impact upon, the adult democratic process.…

Preparation for Independence Programme for Care Leavers

Care leavers can access Merton’s Preparation for Independence Programme, which is a covers various topics, including Housing, Finance and Budgeting, Education, Employment and Training, Health and Emotional Wellbeing and Cooking. Speak to your Personal Adviser if you are interested in taking part. We will help you…

Relationship Issues

Relationship issues come in all shapes and sizes. You may be struggling with friendship difficulties or have family troubles. You may have questions about love or sex. Perhaps you have recently lost someone you loved or Maybe you are experiencing abuse in a relationship with…

Self-Harm

Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves on purpose. This could be in the form of cutting, burning, developing an eating disorder, taking too many tablets, etc. Self-harm can be dangerous and is a sign that everything isn’t right. If you have self-harmed, or are thinking…

What are my Care Leavers Needs Assessment and Pathway Plan?

As a Care Leaver, you will receive an assessment of the advice, assistance and support you will need when leaving care. This Needs Assessment will be used to inform your Pathway Plan. Your Pathway Plan will set out your goals and what the Local Authority can do to help you…

What if I want to stay living where I am now?

Once you have reached the age of 18 you will not be a ‘Looked After Child’ but in some cases, especially where you are living in a foster placement, it may be possible for you to remain in your care placement after your 18th birthday -…

What is an apprenticeship?

One of the options open to you after the age of 16 is to train through an Apprenticeship. This is a way of acquiring the skills needed for a number of careers while earning money at the same time. An apprenticeship will often suit young people who do…

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

If you are worried that a child or young person may be at risk of neglect or abuse please contact the Merton Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team using the contact details below. You do not have to give your name and your conversation will be…

When a friend or family member has a mental illness

When a person is living with a serious mental illness, their family and friends are likely to be affected. It can be difficult to go about everyday life with them or to help and support them. It can be especially difficult to help and support…
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