Merton Sensory Support Service (Sensory Team)
The Merton Sensory Support Service work with children and young people who have been diagnosed with a hearing impairment, visual impairment, or multi- sensory impairment/deaf blind.
Their aim is to work creatively with children/young person, families, schools, settings and other professionals to remove barriers that prevent them from living and learning as independently as possible.
Who to contact
- Merton Civic Centre
London Borough Of Merton, Merton Civic Centre
- SM4 5DX
- At present we provide support at no cost to children under the age of 5 who live or attend a setting in Merton. There is no cost to children and young people attending any maintained school in Merton. If your child/young person attends an out of borough school, that borough will provide support but will remain on the Merton Sensory team database. If your child/young person is resident in Merton and attends an independent school either in or out of borough there will be a charge to the school for any intervention provided.
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Your child will need a clinically diagnosed sensory impairment, either a hearing, visual or multi sensory- deaf/blind diagnosis.
A referral with a medical diagnosis is required and signed permission is sought from the parent/carer with parental responsibility.
Children and Young people are usually referred to us by the hospital.
Parents /carers and schools are welcome to phone us for advice but we cannot support a child /young person without a medical diagnosis which needs to be obtained through your GP.
We are a team of teachers and are available in term time. However we offer a 52 week service for newly diagnosed babies with a hearing loss.