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Think your drinking is putting you at risk? Take a quick check

Take the two minute alcohol test on www.dontbottleitup.org.uk. It looks at your drinking levels and gives you free advice based on your risk, as well as details of local support services that can help if you need it.

Thinking about a job, an apprenticeship or a gap year?

A job Look for jobs with training and the opportunity to gain relevant qualifications – important if you want to move on. Don’t take the first job you are offered if it has no prospects. Not going to Uni and The Big Choice have advice…

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…

Thinking of studying abroad for all or part of your course?

There are several schemes and organisations to help: Erasmus+ - a scheme that enables students in Europe to study part of their degree in another country; details are in university prospectuses Fulbright Commission - for information about study and awards available to UK students to pursue…

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…

Transition Pathways

Islington Council and Health partners are committed to developing clear and transparent pathways with service users to support young people with SEND who may need ongoing care and support to move seamlessly into adult services. Over the next 12 months’ partners will be developing an…

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 and transport

There are many different ways to travel using lots of different forms of transport. If you want to go and explore more than your own area, you need to know how to travel around safely, on time and using the best method available. This section…

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 your child’s school…

Travelling safely

Travelling in safety only needs a little planning Plan your journey by thinking about it a little before you set out. Check the times of the last bus, tube or train.  Keep your valuables, like your purse, wallet or mobile out of site. Think about…

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…

Understanding vacancies

Working out what a job advertisement is asking for is not always easy. Try to identify the main skills and experience required and match these with what you have done and are good at. If you can match yourself to a job you are more likely…

Unemployed after Year 11

Jobseeker's Allowance is only usually paid to people over the age of 18 who are unemployed, not in education and looking for work. It is unlikely to be paid if you are under 18 unless there are unusual or special reasons for example if you…

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…

University and Higher Education

Institutions of higher education (IHE) include universities and colleges of higher education. Many further education colleges also offer higher education (HE) course that are accredited by an IHE. Higher education (HE) is education for people aged 18 or over, who have successfully completed a level…

Using chat rooms, social networking, online gaming, and websites safely

Chatrooms, Facebook, gaming and other social networking sites are a great way to keep in touch with friends and find new ones with similar interests.  However, sometimes people aren’t always who they say they are, it may be someone who might be dangerous so you need…

Using your mobile phone safely

Mobile phones are great for keeping in touch with friends and family but they can also make it easier for others to bully you. Strangers too can contact you on your mobile. Get some tips on using your mobile safely, look at the External links for further…

Vacancies and job search skills

Land that job! It may take time to find – and land – the job for you, whether you are 16, 18 or older, looking for a job can be a job in itself. It is important to keep trying, keep motivated, stay focused, organised, determined and confident. Finding, getting 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…

Voluntary or unpaid work

There are lots of options for volunteers, including work with: older people, children, administration and using ICT, sport, disability groups, the environment, arts and music. People do voluntary work for all kinds of reasons: to get some experience for a course or job for personal…