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Support from a Social Worker

If your child and family needs more support than is available through Early Help Services, the Local Offer and the Early Support Team you will need an assessment by a social worker. As part of the assessment the social worker will visit you to gather information about…

Supported Assessment Questionnaire

When looking at your needs the social worker will look with you at the whole range of support available, including informal networks such as friends and family and what is generally available in the local community for all children. Where an assessment indicates that there…

Supported Internships for Young People with SEND

Supported internships are structured study programmes aimed at young people who need extra support to move into full time, paid employment. Supported internships are aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care plan. Internships normally last for a year.…

Supporting Children with SEN in Schools

Children usually start school in the September after their 4th birthday, and will stay in education until they are at least 18 years old. Throughout their school years teachers will plan their lessons to make sure that all children can learn at their own pace.…

Supporting children with SEN to maintain a healthy weight

'Health risks and the threat of obesity are huge concerns for families of children with disabilities and special needs. The issue goes beyond food and portion control for these families. It’s a balancing act: working with behaviors and aversions, medications and mobility challenges while exploring…

Supporting pupils with medical conditions

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Section 100) placed a new statutory requirement on schools to make arrangements for supporting children with medical conditions, supported by related guidance Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions.  

Taxi Card

If you get the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can apply for a taxi card that gives you discounted trips in a licensed cab. You can apply for a Taxi Card from Contact Islington.

Team Around the Child

A Team Around the Child (TAC) is a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners established on a case-by-case basis to support a child, young person or family. TACs support good professional practice in joined-up working, information sharing and early intervention. The model involves: A joined-up assessment, usually…

Tell us what you think

Healthwatch Islington Healthwatch works on behalf of the local community to provide information about local health, community and social care services. Healthwatch Islington is not a complaints or advocacy services but it can help people find these services. Healthwatch is also responsible for gathering views…

Thinking about school

Young children develop and change very quickly. Many children who have additional needs in the early years will make good progress and will not need more support when they start primary school. Some with additional needs may need further support when they start school.  Schools…

Transforming Care

The aim of Transforming Care is to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who display behaviours that challenge, including those with a mental health condition. The programme has three key aims: To improve the quality of care…

Transport to School and College

Children and young people that have an Education, Health and Care Plan may be able to get help from the Council to support them with their travel to and from school or college. This will depend on a number of factors including their needs, their…

Travel Training

Travel training helps children and young people gain the skills that help them travel safely and independently. Many schools and services offer cycle training and pedestrian training as part of their work with groups of children and young people. You can contact the council's road…

Type 1 Diabetes in Schools

Diabetes is a lifelong condition, affecting the hormonal (insulin) mechanism controlling blood sugar, causing a person's blood sugar level to become too high. Diabetes has implications for a child or young person’s schooling and learning. Every child with Type 1 will have a healthcare plan…

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new government benefit for working age people on a low income or who are out of work. Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly. Universal Credit is run by the Department for work and…

The Virtual School and Children with SEND

The Virtual School has prime responsibility to ‘champion’ the educational achievement of Islington’s Looked after Children (LAC). The majority of LAC have some form of special or additional educational need - as a group, LAC are nine times more likely to have an EHC Plan…

What are Special Educational Needs?

From the moment they are born children are developing and learning new skills. They do so at different speeds, and learn in different ways. Some may be slow starters but will usually catch up with other children. Children have ‘Special Educational Needs’ (SEN) if they…