Kids First is a forum for parents and carers of children or young people who have a disability or special need and are aged between 0-25 years and live in Merton or go to school/college in Merton. They are run by a steering group of parents and carers. They support parents and carers of children and young people with all disabilities and special needs, including mild to severe learning disabilities, complex medical needs, physical or sensory impairments, autistic spectrum disorders and others. They provide regular, free workshops, events and training. They influence the improvement of local services by ensuring the voice of parents is heard.