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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

Contact Name
Sarah Rendell
Contact Position
Manager & Qualified Teacher of the Deaf
07852 768 639


Merton Civic Centre
London Borough Of Merton, Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Other Details


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.

Last updated: 08/09/2023
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