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Infant feeding and relationship building from birth to around 6 months

Breastmilk or first infant formula is the best source of all the food and fluid your baby needs in the first 6 months of life. If you are breastfeeding, breastmilk will continue to give your baby extra protection against illness, for as long as you…

Information and Support for People with Learning Disabilities

Islington Learning Disabilities Partnership (ILDP)Islington Learning Disabilities Partnership (ILDP) is a health and social care team working with people who have learning disabilities.Learning disability‘Learning disabilities’ describes the challenge that some people have in learning, understanding, and with everyday life skills such as managing money, reading, or…

Information for new or existing Personal Assistants

If you would like a career in the care sector, being a Personal Assistant could be for you. A Personal Assistant is employed by older or disabled people who need some support to help them live independently in their homes. Being a Personal Assistant is…

Information Sharing and Confidentiality

Practitioners recognise the importance of information sharing, but in some situations may feel constrained by uncertainty about when they can do so lawfully. This is especially so in early intervention and preventative work, where information sharing decisions may be less clear than in safeguarding or…

Interviews

The interviewer has already seen your CV or application form and thinks you may be suitable, so don't panic but do prepare, it is essential if you want to have a good chance of getting the job. Plenty of tips to help you with interviews are…

Is someone doing something sexual to you or a friend and getting something for it?

This is sexual exploitation and it is illegal. They could be offering you money, gifts, or somewhere to stay in return for sexual activities. You don’t have to put up with it.

Islington Children and Young People’s Health Strategy

This animation was created with support from local young people to briefly explain the five year plan that has been developed to improve the health of children and young people in Islington. The plan is known as the Islington Children and Young People’s Health Strategy…

Islington Disability Register

Islington Council is required to keep a register of disabled children under the Children Act 1989. All Islington children and young people who have been issued with an EHCP are automatically added to the local Disability Register.  If you do not want your child’s name…

Islington FIS, Information for Families

Free, impartial information and advice for families with children and young people aged 0-25 and the practitioners who work with them.   

Islington SEND Parent Parliament

When parents and professionals work together, recognising each-others expert knowledge, better decision are made. Working together helps: Professionals understand how to develop and deliver services to meet the needs of children and families Parents to understand some of the difficulties faced by those who arrange…

Islington SEND Parents Charter

The Islington SEND Parents Charter has been developed by our Parents Forum in co-production with colleagues from Education, Health and Social Care. It outlines the 10 most important principles that Islington parents believe all providers (including schools, voluntary sector etc.) should follow in order to…

Islington Sensory Team

The Sensory Team provides suppport services to people who are:blind and partially sighted, deaf and hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have a dual sensory loss. The Team provides specialist assessments relating to sensory impairments which may identify rehabilitation, equipment and/or support needs.The Team includes a…

Islington's youth hubs and adventure playgrounds

Islington's Youth Offer includes a range of facilities and services for young people, including youth hubs, adventure playgrounds, and loads of clubs and groups. We can also help when things get tough and you need a bit of extra support, or need someone to talk to.  Use Google…

Jargon Busting

Although we try hard not to, sometimes our Local Offer pages may include a word or phrase that is not well understood outside of a particular profession or area of work.  These words are sometimes called 'jargon'. We are committed to making sure that our…

Job information

Try these websites: National Careers Service has information on hundreds of jobs and careers Prospects the official graduate website - has job profiles for those with a degree These sites have videos from workers across all sectors of the economy Careerbox - careers videos on companies and individuals  …

Job trends in Islington

In Islington, most employers are small private businesses on a single site There are over 18,000 businesses in Islington. Most of these employ between 1 and 9 people but there are  around 100 businesses and organisations that employ over 250 people. Check out the latest…

Jobs and work

Finding, getting and keeping a job that suits you may not be straightforward. It may well take some time to find, and land, the right job. Do you know where to look for job vacancies? Do you need help to improve your CV or prepare for an…

Joint Commissioning

Local Authorities and their health partners are required under the Children and Families Act 2014 to commission services jointly for children and young people with SEND, both those with and without EHC plan These arrangements could involve joint funding agreements or pooled budgets The joint…

Keeping safe

This web page gives you information about ways to keep safe at home, on the street and from other people.Islington council, the police and other organisations are working together to make Islington a safer place.They can give advice about protecting yourself from:Street theft and phone…