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Measuring Success

All children progress at different rates, and the same is true for children with SEND. Children and their needs are individual, and what is appropriate progress is therefore also individual, and has to be defined by success in meeting appropriately challenging SMART goals. The Council…

Mediation

Mediation must be available to any parent or young person who is not happy with the final version of their Education Health and Care Plan. (Any disagreement about anything else is open to disagreement resolution, not mediation). Level 1 – Mediation Advice Access to mediation…

The Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act's starting point is the assumption that adults have the capacity to make all or some decisions for themselves, unless it is shown that they do not. If they do not, people should be given all appropriate help and support to allow them to…

Money and financial advice

Go to the Money Advice Service for free online information and advice to help you manage your money. This website covers all aspects of personal finance such as how to open a bank account.  You can: speak to an adviser on 0800 138 7777 use web…

Money for learning 16-18

If you are starting college or a sixth form course, there may be bursaries or other funds to help you. Ask in your school or college about Learner Bursaries, travel concessions and other financial help. Schools and colleges have funds to help students who can’t…

Money to help full-time students

Check out the range of help below Family benefits – make sure your family is aware of all the benefits they can claim such as Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit or call these helplines: Child Benefit - 0300 200 3100/textphone 0300 200 3103 Child Tax…

Money, benefits and debt

Debt and Money Advice Services for Islington ResidentsAre you struggling with debt or money worries?Are things like benefit changes and increasing food and fuel prices affecting your income? Lots of organisations in Islington and nearby can help you free of charge. They can give you…

More about your choices in education and training after Year 11

At the end of Year 11 you must stay in learning until at least your 18th birthday This doesn't mean you must stay in school. You can choose an option to suit you from the following choices: a full-time course at a college or school…

Mouth Hygiene / Oral Health

Good oral health is important to good overall health as it allows people to eat, speak and socialise without pain or embarrassment.  Maintaining a healthy mouth and teeth is linked to quality of life and is an important part of active aging. Oral health is…

Moving home

If you are not happy with your current housing or need to move as it doesn’t meet your needs, this web page gives you information about where to get advice and support to get into the right accommodation for you.Moving home If you want or…

Moving in and out of Islington - Children with Education, Health and Care Plans

Moving to Islington If a young person has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, and their family are moving into Islington, it is helpful for parents and carers to contact the Special Education Team as early as possible. The Team can then advise them…

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

What is MASH? A national Multi‐Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) programme began in 2011 following the successful development of a model in Devon. According to an evaluation by the University of Greenwich, the turn-around time for child protection cases judged as high or complex needs has…

Nannies

The Family Information Service provides general advice and information about hiring a nanny, nanny sharing and au pairs, but cannot provide details of individuals or agencies. Nannies provide 'home childcare' which takes place in a child's home. Please note that unlike childminders, nannies do not…

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 is the London website for chlamydia testing, chlamydia treatment and chlamydia information. 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…

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…