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.
MIASS is also running an Early Years drop in at Newminster Children Centre 9:30 - 11:30 on Friday mornings - see flyer for further inforamtion
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Fran Turko (MIASS Officer) / Shazia Khan (Child and Young Person's Support Worker) Kate Potter (MIASS Support Officer)
- 020 8543 8854
- Based at Joseph Hood Primary School
- SW20 9NS
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- 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.
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
- 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.
- Related links
MIASS drop in page
Merton SEN Team
All about Information, Advice and Support Services
What is an Information, Advice and Support service?
IASS Minimum Standards
Heads Up! a toolkit designed to support young people with their mental health and emotional well being
SEN support in maintained schools, colleges and Early Years settings
Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Plans
Off the record Support Line information
Merton Autism Parent Service
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