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Merton Special Educational Needs Information, Advice and Support Service (MIASS)

MIASS (Merton Information, Advice and Support Service)  is co-commissioned by Merton Council and the NHS to provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers who live in Merton.

MIASS was formerly known as Merton Parent Partnership Service.

Parents and young people should first contact their school's SENCo, learning support advisor, class teacher and other professionals who know the child/young person. Merton’s SEN Local Offer also has a large number of useful guidance documents and services listed.

MIASS is aimed at families who have explored these options but require some additional direct and specialist help and advice.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Fran Turko (MIASS Officer) / Shazia Khan (Child and Young Person's Support Worker)
Telephone
020 8543 8854
E-mail
miass@merton.gov.uk

Location

Name
Based at Joseph Hood Primary School
Address
Whatley Avenue
Postcode
SW20 9NS
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
0900-1700
Session Information
Contact should be made during normal working hours in the majority of cases although we are able to do home visits
virtual meetings and/or make out-of-hours contact when necessary.

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
0-25
Referral required
No
Referral Details

None needed but we will expect you to have engaged fully with the staff and professionals who work directly with your child or young person prior to contacting this service.

Other notes

The service is for children/young people and families who live in the London Borough of Merton and who have a special educational need or disability.

Local Offer

Description

The service is for children/young people and families who live in the London Borough of Merton and who have a special educational need or disability

Last updated: 14/10/2021
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