The Merton Transition Team support young people between 14 and 25 years of age with severe and complex needs and disabilities making the transition from childhood to adulthood.

The team work directly with the young person and their family/carers to ensure that their views, wishes and feelings are central in the planning of their future life as an adult. The Merton Transition Team will ensure that parents/carers are involved in every step of the process by sharing knowledge and information, enabling them, along with their child, to make informed decisions about their child's future.

We will

  • Support the young person and their parents/carers.
  • Help plan for the young person's future when they leave school.
  • Provide the right information at the right time.
  • Make sure that the young person and their parents'/carers' views are heard.
  • Offer a carer's assessment.

We work with

  • SEN/LDD Personal Advisors
  • Children's social care
  • Adult social care
  • Schools and colleges
  • Further education
  • Higher education
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Health
  • Benefits
  • Merton Employment Team

We can also give information on

  • Leisure activities
  • Housing


In order to receive support from the Merton Transition Team, the young person will need to be a resident of the London Borough of Merton and meet eligibility criteria for either children's or adult social care, dependent on age (14 to 18 for children's social care, 18 to 25 for adult social care).

Latest News and Events

Merton Council has set up a Children and Families Bill Programme to deliver the Government's Children and Families Bill and the proposed reforms of education, health and social care provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities in our borough.

Contact us

For more information, please contact us at:

Merton Transition Team
London Borough of Merton
9th Floor
Civic Centre
London Road

Tel: 020 8545 4731