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Access to Work Funding (EHCP)

Funding for in-work support including an Apprenticeship, Traineeship, or Supported Internship from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Who can get Access to Work funding? Any young person aged over 16 who is on or about to start the work part of a supported…

Accessibility Strategy for School Provision in Merton

Local Authorities are required by law to plan to increase the accessibility of schools for disabled pupils. London Borough of Merton's Accessibility Strategy for School Provision 2015-2018 lays out how the council plans to meet this requirement through increasing access to the curriculum, improving the physical environment, improving access…

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…

Approved list of SEN independent schools and special post 16 institutions

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State by order to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions for the purposes of enabling the institution to be the subject of a request…

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…

The Care Act 2014

This Act lays out what Adult Social Care services must and should provide under law.

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.

Education and childcare outside Merton

If you live close to the border with another Local Authority, your closest provider could be in a neighbouring borough. For children with SEN, there also may be a specialist provision in another borough that you want to consider for your child. To help you…
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