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What to study at uni and where to go?

The University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) has a course search facility with links to most institutions of higher education and applications to most are made online from the UCAS website, including music conservatoires. Look at course and university details carefully - courses with the…

What's available in Islington?

Islington has a range of facilities and services for young people, including 12 excellent adventure playgrounds, two youth hubs, 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…

When People Can’t Agree – A Guide for Young People in Education

This guide, written with young people with SEND, provides advice for young people aged 16-25 who are unhappy with their special educational needs (SEN) provision or support at school or college. It explains the way they can get help and guidance to sort those problems…

Where are the jobs of the future?

Technology, scientific advances and the way we live are changing jobs and the way we work. Many new jobs exist now that were not thought of five years ago. Where are the jobs of the future? The National Careers Service website has careers information in its…

Where can I live?

There are lots of things to think about when deciding about moving from one home to another. Different people need different homes with different kinds of support. Find more information on the different kinds of homes you may want to live in: Living with family…

Where to go for help

If any of these situations apply to you there is help available: Need help with finding and applying for jobs? Worried about starting a job or apprenticeship? Don’t like what you are doing now and want to change direction? Not in employment, education or training?…

Who is eligible for an Education, Health and Care Assessment?

Statutory Assessment for an Education, Health and Care Plan is intended only for those children and young people with the most severe and complex SEND This is defined locally as a child or young person whose needs cannot be met from the resources normally available…

Why people bully and are bullied

People bully others for all kinds of reasons. They may be being bullied themselves and so they think bullying someone else will help them feel better. They may be being encouraged to bully you by ‘friends’ and are afraid of being left out if they…

Work experience and health and safety

Going on work experience should be a safe, interesting experience. But wherever you go on placement there are dangers, things left on the floor in an office, hot pans in a restaurant kitchen, machinery in a factory. You should be told about safety on your first…

Work Experience for Young People with SEND

Work experience normally refers to a temporary work placement within a company where you will work on junior-level tasks to gain experience, skills and knowledge of what it is like to work. Work experience placements are usually short-term, lasting from several days to several weeks.…

Workforce Development for SEND

The SENCO and the class teachers should decide on the action needed to help the child to progress in the light of their earlier assessment. There is sometimes an expectation that this help will take the form of the deployment of extra staff to enable…

Working for yourself or self employment

To work successfully for yourself, you need the right personal qualities, business skills and a business idea that has a good chance of succeeding, so research your ideas and plan your business carefully.  These organisations offer help and advice: Shell Live Wire - free advice and…

Working Time Regulations (WTR) on the maximum hours of work

Working Time Regulations are rules for both adults and young workers (aged 16 to 18) on the maximum hours you can work. There are separate rules that cover young people in part-time work whilst at school and under the official school leaving age. Young workers aged 16…

Working with children

Islington's Family Information Service (FIS) provides a jobs bulletin every two weeks showing vacancies with nurseries, schools, and all children and young people's services. If you would like to subscribe to the jobs bulletin, please email fis@islington.gov.uk including your phone number in the email. The Early…

Worried about a child?

If you are worried about a child, that they may be experiencing neglect or abuse, whether it is a family member or someone living nearby, phone 020 7527 7400 at any time. Alternatively, you could speak to a teacher, headteacher, health visitor, school nurse or GP.…

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We take your feedback seriously. Here are some examples of recent comments and our responses including changes we have made.

Young Children with Speech, Language and Communication Delay or Difficulties

Young children’s speech, language and communication skills develop at different speeds. Sometimes it can be delayed, and children may need extra help to progress. The delay or difficulty may be in: Attention and listening Comprehension (understanding spoken language, understanding specific vocabulary) Expressive language (developing vocabulary,…

Your Youth Councillors

Islington Youth Councillors 2020-22 are: Catherine Browne 'I believe if we all work together we can stop knife crime' Manifesto: I am campaigning to stop knife crime in Islington. I want young people to be safe where ever they are and not worry about knife crime.…

Youth Council

Islington welcomes its new young leaders Husen Abdullahi from Samuel Rhodes School has been elected as the new Young Mayor, Muskan Khan as Deputy Young Mayor and Jessica Chukwu as the new Member for the Youth Parliament. They were elected by their fellow youth councillors…