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Need advice and help with career options?

Your teachers and advisers in school can help. Some schools and colleges have careers information and access to online careers websites. See also Planning your future. You can also contact: the Progress Team is a good place to start. You can meet an adviser at centres…

Need advice on a drug, alcohol, gambling or other addiction in your family?

here are local organisations that can help such as: Islington Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS) There are also other helplines and websites which can offer advice and support: Frank confidential online information and help Adfam for families affected by drugs and alcohol Al-Anonn supports young people affected by…

Need more information about the police, court or crime?

For information about what happens if you are stopped by the police or go to court, or if you are affected by a crime, look at these websites: Safe is the Metropolitan Police’s website for young people. It has information on keeping safe and what happens…

Need more information and advice about how to have safer sex and contraception?

There are local services ready to help you. They give young people confidential advice and support. Pulse offers confidential advice on all sexual issues including contraception. Pulse also offers pregnancy testing. You can use this service if you are under 25. Lift has a sexual health drop-in. You can…

Need more information and advice about your rights?

You will find information and advice from local organisations such as a law centre or Citizen Advice but there is also a lot of information online. Check out some of the websites below or for local services, look at the Related Services links on this page: Equality and…

Need more information or advice about STIs or safe sex?

Checkurself has information about chlamydia, including testing and treatment. You could have chlamydia without knowing. If you live in London and are between 16 and 24 years old, you can get tested for chlamydia by ordering a test kit. If you need treatment chlamydia is easy to…

Need more information or advice about your rights if you are in care?

If you are in care, there are organisations that can give you advice on your rights and people who can help you. Local services The Children’s Active Involvement Service is for all children who have social workers or who are looked after. You can contact them if…

Need more information or advice if you are a refugee or asylum seeker?

There are local services that can provide advice and support for young asylum seekers and refugees: Alone in London can help with accommodation for young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. T: 020 7278 4224. Islington Law Centre can provide advice on…

Need some advice and help with career and education choices?

Your teachers and advisers in school can help with information and advice. You can also: look at the Related services section for further information or advice. contact the Progress Team to see an adviser at Islington's youth hubs  call the  National Careers Service helpline  0800 100 900…

Need some advice and help with job hunting?

Your teachers and advisers in school can help as well as contacting The Progress Team call 0207 527 7031 or contact your nearest youth hub The National Careers Service helpline call 0800 100 900. GOV.UK - if you're aged 13 to 19 you can contact a…

Neglect means not looking after a child or a young person properly

Neglect can include not providing enough food, warmth and decent living conditions. Everyone has a right to these basic things in life. Adults who are responsible for you can be prosecuted if they don't look after you correctly. If you are made to sleep somewhere…

Newborn Hearing Screenings

The newborn hearing screening test helps to identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible. This means parents can get the support and advice they need right from the start. One to two babies in every 1,000 are born with permanent hearing…

Notional SEN Budgets for Islington School 2018-19

What is the 'Notional SEN Budget and how is it calculated? LAs must, through the Schools Forum, identify the formula by which schools receive funding to provide support for pupils with SEND. This is called a 'Notional SEN Budget'. It is called 'notional' because no-one…

NVQs/VQs

National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications are job-related qualifications that show you can do a specific job. If most of your GCSE grades are graded 3-1, you may start on a VRQ (vocationally recognised qualification), which is a level 1 qualification, before moving on to a level…

NVQs/VQs - Level 4 and above

National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications (NVQs/VQs) are practical qualifications that show you can do a specific job. They are: usually taken by people in work offered in, for example: social care, retail, motor vehicle work, electrical installation, business administration, hairdressing, leisure and recreation, construction, engineering and…

One Tech’s Talent and Employabilty Incubator - training to work in digital start ups

Closing date for the November course is Friday 30 October This part-time programme lasts eight weeks. You will learn about the language and culture of tech, explore potential jobs, work on live projects from tech startups, develop employability skills and network with employers in the…

Online applications

There are some differences between jobs and apprenticeships advertised online and those that use a paper-based application system. Online applications must be sent back electronically through an online application form, usually on a company or employment agency website. Alternatively, you may be asked to send…

Other help

The Prince's Trust Development Awards These awards can help some young people for example, if you need help getting into work, education or training. You may be able to get a non-repayable award or money to help with things like the cost of tools or…

Other qualifications at Level 3

Other qualifications offered at level 3 support applications to or offer alternative routes to higher education. Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) EPQ is aimed at 16 to 19 year olds who want to go to university. It is designed to show independent working and an ability…