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SEND Discount Cards

Many people use a recent Disability Living Allowance (DLA) letter or a copy of the EHC Plan to prove that they or a member of your family has a disability. Having proof of a disability may help to: get concessionary rates or free entrance for a…

SEND in the Early Years

It is critical that there is no delay in the early years in identifying the need for, and making any necessary special educational provision. Delay can give rise to loss of self-esteem, frustration and subsequent learning and behaviour difficulties. Early action is crucial to future…

SEND Information Leaflets for Parents

Education, Health and Care Assessment - A Quick Guide Education, Health and Care Assessment - A Guide for Parents and Carers Annual Reviews and further help Preparing for Adulthood

SEND Outcomes Framework

Focus on outcomes All plans should be written in collaboration with, parents, children and young people. They should be outcomes driven. Plans should not be about input determined by a professional, but have has the child / young person at the centre, with the child…

SEND Outreach Services

SEND Outreach Services are commissioned on behalf of Islington’s mainstream schools to an agreed service specification. Their role is to improved outcomes for all children and young people with SEND by helping schools to increase their capacity to meet a wider range of needs. The…

SEND Parent Consultants

To support the development and promotion our Local Offer, Islington Clinical Commissioning Group (Health) in partnership with the LA, have recruited and trained six local parents of children with SEND to enable them to undertake ‘parent to parent’ consultation to inform local commissioning arrangements. The…

SEND Parent Parliament - February 2020

Welcome to our new look SEND Parent Parliament for 2020! As a Member of Parent Parliament you have the opportunity to respond to consultations and be informed of other opportunities to get involved. You will also be the first to hear of any new developments…

SEND Policy Documents

On this page you can browse our local SEND Policy documents: Islington SEND Strategies, 2018-2021 CAMHS Transformation Plan 2015-2020 Accessibility Strategy 2020-2022 Co-production Concordat Early Help Strategy Quality Framework for EHC Assessment and Planning Islington Children’s and Families Partnership (ICFP) Joint Agreement in respect of…

SEND Support Plan

A SEND Support plan can be drawn up by a class teacher, with the advice of a SENCO where appropriate, to help the parent and the school identify the child's needs and interventions to meet them. It is a teaching and learning plan and should…

Services for disabled children in Islington

Islington's Disabled Children's Services are made up of teams of education, health and social care professionals working together to support disabled children and their families. You can find full details of the support services available for families with disabled children on Islington's SEND Local Offer directory.

Setting up a Nursery

If you are interested in setting up a nursery in Islington, you will want to consider where there migt be a demand for childcare. Islington's Childcare Sufficiency Assessment will give you an indication of which areas of Islington have a need for further childcare. Islington is…

Sexual abuse and rape

If you have been raped, made to have sex when you didn’t want it or you have been touched in a way that makes you feel frightened or uncomfortable it is a crime. It is never your fault, no one has the right to have…

Sexual Health and Contraceptive Services during COVID-19

Brook Euston, the Brandon Centre and Pulse N7 remain open during Covid-19! We are currently operating a telephone consultation system with booked appointments where needed. Please call us before coming to a clinic. It is important to look after your sexual health and contraception needs…

Sexual Health Services for Young People with SEND

Sexual Health Services for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged up to 25 years of age are provided through a number of Young People’s Sexual Health Clinics based within the Islington area.  These sexual health services can be contacted directly by a…

Short Breaks

Short Breaks are a way of giving parents of disabled children a break from their caring responsibilities. Short Breaks also benefit the disabled child or young person, helping them to play with friends, keep fit, improve their communication skills, gain independence or simply have fun.…

Short Breaks for children with severe and complex needs

The Council funds a range of clubs, activities and services that provide short breaks for severe and complex disabilities. These are sometimes called Targeted Short Breaks.They are only open to people who have been assessed as needing them. This is explained in the Islington Short…

Single Route of Redress - National Trial

In line with Schedule 2 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 all local areas in England are required to publish details in their local offers for ‘notifying parents and young people of their right to appeal a decision of the local authority…

Sixth Form and College Open Events 2021-22

The Sixth Form and College Open Events for 2021-22 Entry bulletin lists open events at sixth forms and further education colleges. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation most institutions have moved to online events and virtual tours. 

Skills employers look for

Employers want to know about your skills Whatever job you are applying for there are some skills, abilities and attitudes that most employers want. These are often called ‘employability’ or ‘transferrable’ skills. Having these in mind when job hunting may help you to be successful.…

Smoking? Need help to stop?

If you want to give up smoking and are finding it hard, there are local services that can help:  Breathe - the 'stop smoking service', is a free service available in many locations across Islington. You can contact the service on T: 020 3633 2609. NHS Choices has…

Social media

You can keep up-to-date with what's happening in Islington via social media. Islington Youth Council Follow the Youth Council on Twitter @IslingtonYC and on Instagram. Youth hubs Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Islington's youth hubs... Follow Platform on Facebook and Twitter Follow Lift on Facebook…

Social media

You can keep up-to-date with what's happening in Islington via social media. Islington Youth Council Follow the Youth Council on Twitter @IslingtonYC and on Instagram. Youth hubs Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Islington's youth hubs... Follow Platform on Facebook and Twitter Follow Lift on Facebook and Twitter

Special School Admission Information

Most children and young people with SEN are educated in mainstream schools. Each mainstream school in Islington is supported by the Outreach teams linked to the local special schools. Their role is to build the skills, knowledge and capacity of mainstream schools to make sure…

Starting Solids

The first time a baby eats solid foods is a new chapter in your baby’s life and can be both exciting and a little scary. The good thing is that if you wait until your baby shows that they are ready, it will be much…

Starting work or work experience safely

During your first few days at work or at the start of work experience ... ... your employer should explain a few basic safety rules to you so that you work in a safe way. It is your responsibility to follow safety instructions, so you…

Staying in learning - Raising the Participation Age

What is Raising the Participation Age (RPA) and how you can take advantage of it RPA (Raising the Participation Age) increases the minimum age you can leave learning. After Year 11 you will have to stay in some form of education or training until at…

Staying safe

Have fun and stay safe Enjoying yourself is part of being young but you need to think about your safety too. CitySafe Havens, are places to go if you find yourself in a difficult situation. Your safety Find out about how to be safe while still…

Staying well all year round

It is important to stay healthy all year round.  When the weather is very cold or very hot people are more susceptible to becoming ill. This is especially true for people over 65 years of age, people with a long-term condition, such as diabetes or…

Student budgets

These websites offer advice to help students save money and balance their budgets: Money Saving Expert contains financial and budgeting advice for students Student Cash Point offers advice to help you manage your finances. The Student Room offers financial support as well as other advice for students  Save…

Student Finance HE

Make sure you find out about student finance before you go to university Students in higher education (HE) are charged up to £9,250 a year to study a course, so if you're thinking about HE make sure you find out about the help you can…

Student finance – full-time students

Student finance costs fall into two parts: Your university or college course must be publicly funded and lead to an higher education qualification. Applications open in February/March A Tuition Fee loan to cover tuition fees. Universities can charge up to £9,250 a year for tuition fees. This may change in academic…

Study abroad

More UK students are choosing to spend time studying abroad However, the implications of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) and people studying in Europe are fully known. For example, it has affected the fees UK students have to pay at universities in the…

Studying abroad

What you pay will depend on the university and courses you apply for There is some general information on Study Overseas. There are several schemes and organisations to help: Alan Turing scheme to replace Erasmus - to enable students to study part of their degree in another…

Support for children and their families affected by disability

Affected by a disability and need extra support? There are national and local organisations, often charities, which provide advice, information and support to people whose lives are affected by a disability or medical condition. Information is important, but talking to people who share your experience,…

Support from a Social Worker

If your child and family needs more support than is available through Early Help Services, Bright Start or the Local Offer you will need an assessment by a social worker. As part of the assessment the social worker will visit you to gather information about…

Supported Assessment Questionnaire

When looking at your needs the social worker will look with you at the whole range of support available, including informal networks such as friends and family and what is generally available in the local community for all children. Where an assessment indicates that there…

Supported Housing in Islington

Supported HousingSupported housing is a free service that provides a combination of housing and services to help people maintain their tenancies and live more stable and productive lives. This factsheet summarises the different types of supported housing.Sheltered Accommodation Sheltered housing schemes (sometimes called ‘warden controlled’)…

Supported Internships for Young People with SEND

Supported internships are structured study programmes aimed at young people who need extra support to move into full time, paid employment. Supported internships are aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care plan. Internships normally last for a year.…

Supporting Children with SEN in Schools

Children usually start school in the September after their 4th birthday, and will stay in education until they are at least 18 years old. Throughout their school years teachers will plan their lessons to make sure that all children can learn at their own pace.…

Supporting children with SEN to maintain a healthy weight

'Health risks and the threat of obesity are huge concerns for families of children with disabilities and special needs. The issue goes beyond food and portion control for these families. It’s a balancing act: working with behaviors and aversions, medications and mobility challenges while exploring…

Supporting pupils with medical conditions

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Section 100) placed a new statutory requirement on schools to make arrangements for supporting children with medical conditions, supported by related guidance Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions.  

Taking drugs and other substances? Need advice?

Islington's Drug and Alcohol Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can help you or someone you care about. Call them on 0808 800 0019. Islington's Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS) offers free, confidential advice and support for anyone up…

Taxi Card

If you get the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can apply for a taxi card that gives you discounted trips in a licensed cab. You can apply for a Taxi Card from Contact Islington.

Team Around the Child

A Team Around the Child (TAC) is a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners established on a case-by-case basis to support a child, young person or family. TACs support good professional practice in joined-up working, information sharing and early intervention. The model involves: A joined-up assessment, usually…