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Education, Health and Care Needs Management Board

The Education, Health and Care Needs Management Board will consider requests and provide advice about Education, Health and Social Care provision to meet the assessed needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0-25 when those needs are exceptional (i.e.…

Education, Health and Care Plans

The SEN Code of practice says that the purpose Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan is to make special educational provision to meet the special educational needs of the child or young person, to secure improved outcomes for them across education, health and social care…

Emotional abuse is when someone upsets you by the way they behave towards you

Emotional abuse can mean making a fool of you in front of other people. They could be calling you names making fun of your opinions insulting your family/background/religion ignoring you when you're speaking refusing to speak to you at all making silly or rude noises…

Emotional well-being

Positive mental health and emotional well-being describes how we think, feel, relate to others and interpret the world around us. Having good emotional and mental health helps us manage relationships, cope with stress and manage life changes both positive and negative. This web page provides…

Employer’s and safety at work

Employer’s have a responsibility to look after the people that work for them and the people who visit their company. There are things employers must do if their employees are using computers, working in a noisy place, lifting things, using chemicals or other dangerous (hazardous)…

Employment agencies

Employment agencies provide a staff recruitment and selection service to companies. Agencies are not allowed to charge the job seeker a fee - the employer pays. There are two exceptions to this - entertainment and modelling work. Agencies vary in the range of jobs they offer. The…

Employment and Support Allowance

If you’re ill or disabled, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you: Financial support if you’re unable to work Personalised help so that you can work if you’re able to You can apply for ESA if you’re employed, self employed or unemployed. Check if you’re…

Employment rights including equality and permission to work in the UK

There are laws covering employment, they include equality and discrimination, and employment rights, such as the right to a contract, pay, working hours and holidays, as well as rights around unfair dismissal and trade unions. Here is information on all your rights at work on…

Employment Support

If you need help finding your way around the dozens of employment support services in Islington, then iWork can help you find the best one for you. The iWork employment services offers 1-2-1 tailored coaching and mentoring support to get unemployed Islington residents into jobs…

English as an Additional Language (EAL) and SEND

‘Difficulties related solely to learning English as an additional language are not SEN’ SEND Code of Practice Although some children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) will also have SEND, the great majority will not. Data shows that pupils with EAL often make rapid…

Entry Level qualifications

Entry level qualifications are for: anyone who has missed out at school people with learning disabilities anyone who want to try something for the first time. They are offered at three levels - Entry level 1, 2 and 3. After Entry level 3 you can…

Esol Classes

Find Esol classes on the Adult and Community Learning website. Esol classes are also available at City and Islington College. The Family Information Service also keeps information on Esol Classes which are occasionally run at a range of voluntary sector organisations. Please call 020 7527…

Expectations of all mainstream schools: what should be in place

Provision for children with SEND is a matter for the whole school. The way in which this responsibility is excercised by individual staff is therefore a matter for each school, taking into account size, priorities, ethos etc. However, the Council expects all schools, as a minimum,…

Family Based Short Breaks (FBSB)

Family Based Short Breaks enable parents of severely disabled children and young people to access a regular ‘Carers Break’ when their child stays in a FBSB carer’s own home on a regular basis overnight or for occasional day-time hours. We ensure that all our FBSB…

Family problems? Need help?

If you're worried and want to talk to someone about family problems, such as parents splitting up or someone dying, you can contact Childline T: 0800 1111. You can also find useful information on the websites below: Parents splitting up: GOV.UK - Find out the impact for you if…

Feeling unsafe in your own home?

Feel threatened or unsafe in your own home? This may sometimes be because of domestic violence or abuse, you can get help and advice, look at Related services and information and External links for more information.

Financial Advice

In debt and don't know where to turn? Then it is time to think about getting help. You are not alone - there is lots of help and support available in Islington, offering free, confidential and independent advice. Islington Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)You can also…

Find a GP, Dentist

To find a local Islington doctor or dentist, use NHS Choices Local Services Finder.

Find Children's Centres and Bright Start Services

Bright Start Islington services are for under-5s and their families. You can find our services in children's centres, nurseries, health centres, community centres and libraries across Islington. We support families from pregnancy to a child's fifth birthday. As well as childcare and early education, Bright Start…

Finding and choosing childcare, admissions

Islington FIS, Family Information Service, has information about all childcare available in Islington. You can use this directory to find childcare, by going to the Childcare and early education section, or by adding 'childcare' to the keyword search box at the top of this page and then…