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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…

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…

Other ways to get a Short Break

Children and young people assessed as eligible for targeted short breaks can also use other services of their choosing by taking short breaks allocation as a cash payment. This option may also be useful for children who go to school in other boroughs and have…

Our priorities for 2020-2022

Priorities for the Islington Youth Council (IYC) over the next two years are: Keeping safe: We will work with council leaders and council officers to review Islington’s Youth Safety Plan, 'Working Together for a Safer Islington' and support the development and implementation of a new…

Our Vision for Children with SEND

Our vision is that every child and young person with SEND in Islington to have the opportunity to: Be happy, healthy, safe and confident about their future Become successful, resilient adults who achieve their aspirations in all aspects of their lives  Live fulfilling lives in…

Overnight Short Breaks

Overnight Short Breaks assist families who care for disabled children to continue to do so, or to do so more effectively, by giving them breaks from caring, They are part of the council’s Short Break offer for disabled children and their families.

Owning a home

There are several ways to own a home; Shared ownership Housing for Long-term Disabilities (HOLD) Buy a home outright