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How to make a complaint to your child's school

Follow the school’s complaints procedure - every school in England must have one. Follow these steps in order. Only move on to Step 2 if your complaint is not resolved. Step 1 - Complain in writing to the headteacher.Step 2 - Complain in writing to…

How to use the Local Offer

Following consultation with parents and carers we have organised the Local Offer in to six areas Special Educational Needs, Health, Family Support and Social Care, Becoming an Adult, Life and Leisure and Information, Advice and Support. If you click on the subject headings, you will…

How Top-Up Funding is calculated (Funding Matrix)

To ensure transparency and fairness, we have developed a local Top-Up ‘Funding Matrix’ using the four broad categories of need identified within the SEND Code of Practice. We have further subdivided these areas to give eleven domains of need. Each domain is then broken down…

I'm worried my child has SEN

It is important to identify children who do have special educational needs (SEN) as early as possible. This ensures they get the help they need to learn and develop to the best of their ability. If your child has SEN, they may need extra help…

Impartiality

The the diagram guide for those employed by the Council, schools and other partners who are not specifically appointed in an advocacy role.

In full-time study and training after Year 11

If you attend a school or college 16+ or take a Foundation Learning course with a training provider your family may be able to claim: Universal Credit T: 0800 328 5644or in some cases: Child Benefit T: 0300 200 3100 or Child Tax Credit T: 0345…

Include your Organisation or Service in the Islington Local Offer Directory

If your organisation or service is an Education or Health provision or a voluntary or charitable organisation that supports Islington children with special educational needs then we would like to hear from you. Your organisation or service can be considered for inclusion in the Local…

Independent advice and support

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) provide advice and information to children with SEN or disabilities, their parents, and young people with SEN or disabilities. They provide neutral and factual support on the special educational needs system to help the…

Infant feeding 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…