Information Advice and Support​ provider: 

Merton SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (MIASS)

Description of service offered: 

MIASS provides free impartial support, advice and training to children, young people, parents and carers of children with additional needs and those at risk of exclusion.  It is jointly commissioned to provide this service by both Merton Council and the NHS.

We aim to help children, young people, parents and carers to be able to participate and make informed choices. We can provide children, young people and parents and carers with practical support in terms of attendance at meetings, assistance in writing representations, school visits and local disagreement resolution.  We also run drop in sessions which are advertised on our website below.

The Service works closely with schools, local voluntary groups and the local authority to help develop positive relationships with parents and carers and in so doing reduce exclusion, raise pupil achievement and parental confidence.



Merton IASS

c/o Joseph Hood Primary School

Whatley Avenue

Raynes Park

London SW20 9NS


0208 543 8854 (there is a 24 hours answer machine and we are in the office from 9am until 5pm.  If we don’t answer please leave a message and we will get back to you.)