Here you can find information on how to access local health services.
Local resources Merton
To find out about local support for children and families, including impartial information and advice on facilities for children and young people aged up to 19 on the Merton Family Services Directory.
This local borough website provides information on topics including:
- Support for parents and carers
- Your SEND local offer
- Fostering and adopting
- Keeping children safe
- School admissions
Learn about local specialist services in your area at the CLCH website.
Our Occupational therapy service for children and young people works in partnership with you, supporting children and young people to participate in what they need and want to do.
Our children's Speech and Language Therapy teams assess, diagnose, and provide therapy for children and young people with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing problems to help them communicate to the best of their ability.
We work in partnership with parents, nurseries, children’s centres and school staff to embed communication goals in a child’s everyday environment.
Our children’s Physiotherapy teams work with children with neurodevelopmental and orthopaedic motor difficulties from birth until they leave school.
We provide specialist assessment, advice and intervention with a neuro developmental approach to assist children with their physical function with regard to positioning, movement and balance, to enable them to achieve their optimum physical function/potential.
Our children’s dietetics service is a team of registered dieticians who specialise in children’s nutrition. The service provides support for children with food allergy and intolerance, coeliac disease, complex obesity, dysphagia, enteral feeding, gastroenterology, faltering growth and malnutrition, restricted diets, special needs, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
It is important that we all work together to keep children and young people safe from harm.
If you believe a child is at risk of immediate harm please call the Police on 999.
If you are worried that a child may be suffering, or may be at risk of harm you can refer to the Merton social care team here.