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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 100 businesses and organisations that employ over 250 people. Nearly 15,000 new businesses were…

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…

Keeping your information secure on the internet

Make sure you are safe online. Find out how to keep your personal information safe when you are online, look at the External links section for further information.

Knives, guns and weapons - are you feeling unsafe?

If you are worried about knives, guns or other weapons ... ... this information aims to help you decide what to do and explains the law around weapons, so you can make informed decisions. Worried about violence and weapons? Violent crime is a worry for…

Know the facts about cannabis

The following two films have been created to help explain how the chemical compounds in cannabis affect your brain and the risks of smoking the super-strength form of the drug, skunk. Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world, including the UK,…

Kooth

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online counselling and emotional well-being platform available to all children and young people attending Islington secondary schools.  The service provides online support and can be accessed through mobile, tablet and desktop. Log into Kooth

LDN Youth Islington

LDN YOUTH Islington supports young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) What does LDN Youth Islington offer? LDN YOUTH Islington offers young people with special educational needs lots of amazing activities, such as drama, painting, hair and beauty, boxing, fencing and more. It is…

Learn and succeed

The way to prepare for the future is to get the best grades you can and stay in training and education after Year 11. During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11…

Learn more and earn more!!

Statistics prove that learning pays. Don’t forget, learning is not just about school or college. It also includes training at work,  apprenticeships and university technical colleges (UTCs). As jobs and work change in the future, you should be prepared to update your skill throughout your…

Learning disabilities or medical conditions - more information

If you have good up to date information on your disability or medical condition, you will feel well informed and able to make decisions with confidence. There are online health directories that are easy to use. National and local organisations, often charities, also provide specialist advice,…

Learning timeline

Learning and career planning go together.  Do all you can to develop lots of skills and learn about the work. Check out the Career Timeline in Downloads, for help in making good decisions at the right time, about your future. It really isn’t too soon to…

Legal highs

Legal highs, also known as psychoactive substances, are drugs that produce the same or similar effects as illegal drugs but are not banned by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, to get around the law they are often sold under the name of a different product, such…

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex or Asexual (LGBTQIA), gender-fluid, non-binary, nongender, third gender?

Not sure about your sexuality? Questioning your gender? If you have been struggling with your identity and need support to work out who you are there are organisations that offer help and advice. You may feel alone but you're not, there are other young people…

Letters

You will need to send a Covering letter with any applications you make. It should be well-presented to impress the employer. For examples go to the leaflet, Covering Letter. You can also write to firms that you want to work for even if they are…