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  1. Drugs, alcohol and addictions

    If drugs, alcohol or addictions are causing you, your family or friends a problem - there are people who can help you Islington Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS), offers one-to-one support and treatment for young people under 18 years old and living in Islington,…
  2. Early Help services for families in Islington

    Bright Start 0-5 Support for families from pregnancy until your child is five. Family Support Surgeries, Monday-Friday between 9am-12noon: if you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance our family engagement workers are still here to talk over the phone. If lines are…
  3. Early Years SEN Funding Panel

    The purpose of additional SEND Funding Many children with special educational needs and disability may benefit from additional support/intervention. In the first instance this must be organised by the early years setting where existing provision resources and other non-financial support currently available from other external…
  4. Eco babies - your family and the environment

    Find ideas to help you and your family reduce waste and protect the planet. Breastfeeding and the Environment - La Leche League GB YoungPlanet - Give and receive children's stuff for free The Toy Project – a local scheme in Archway which recycles unwanted toys…
  5. Education 11-14

    Getting Started in Years 7 to 9 Everyone is both excited and scared about starting secondary school - studying new subjects, making new friends and finding your way around a new school - but you will get lots of support to help you settle in.…
  6. Education and training

    Secondary school education During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11 to 13-year-olds, giving you a good general education. In Year 8/9, you will choose the subjects that you go…
  7. Education and training 16-18

    What next — your options after Year 11 Look at all the choices and how they fit in with your career plans. After Year 11 you must now stay in learning until your 18th birthday. Your main choices are: a full-time course an apprenticeship part-time education…
  8. Education and training 18+

    Thinking of going to a university or college to do a higher education course? The information and advice here is designed to help you, starting with course research through to applications and on to freshers’ week (the first week of university). Find out how to…
  9. Education, Health and Care Assessment

    The assessment of a child’s Education, Health and Care needs is a coordinated assessment that brings together all existing relevant information about a child. A ‘Keyworker’ from the SEN Team will be assigned to the family to support them through the assessment. The assessment process…
  10. 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.…
  11. 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…
  12. Emotional wellbeing

    Positive mental health and emotional wellbeing 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.  Looking after your emotional…
  13. Employment agencies

    Employment agencies provide staff recruitment and selection services 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 vacancies…
  14. 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…
  15. 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…
  16. 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…
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