Consultation on Merton's strategy for meeting the needs of children who have special educational needs or disabilities 2019-23 (Merton SEND Strategy).


Developing the 'Merton SEND Strategy' 2019-23

Merton's Children's Trust are developing the Merton strategy for meeting the needs of children and young people who have Special Educational Needs or disabilities 2019-23 (Merton SEND Strategy), to make sure that services across the borough work together and in partnership with youngsters and their families to ensure improved outcomes for children with SEN or disabilities – in Merton SEND is 'everyone's business.


What have we done so far?

We have put together the draft Merton SEND Strategy (please read this before completing the consultation) based on previous feedback from and consultation with children's professionals in the local authority, health and education, parents and carers, and children and young people, a range of data that we collect about needs and outcomes, and statutory requirements including learning from the recent joint 'local area SEND inspection'.


Why do we need your help?

It is now important to engage all interested groups – parents and carers, children and young people, and staff and professionals who work in SEND - to test, further develop and prioritise the strategic objectives set out in the draft strategy.

We would be very grateful if you could please read the draft Merton SEND Strategy first, and then complete the online survey by Wednesday 16 October.

Take the survey

Your responses will be used to inform the final version of the strategy and shape services over the next four years.