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  1. Living with my family

    You may want to go on living with your family. However, many people want support to move on from their family home as they reach their mid or late 20’s. Whatever age is best for you and your family there are several housing choices you…
  2. Local Authority Expectations

    Every LA has a duty to ‘explain the special educational provision it expects to be made from within a mainstream school’s budget share’. Here we make explicit the provision we expect to be made by all Islington schools for children with SEND. This is important…
  3. Long-term Conditions and Self-management

    A long term condition is an illness which cannot currently be cured, but can be controlled and managed by medication, other therapies, making healthier lifestyle choices and managing the condition yourself. High blood pressure is the most common long-term condition in Islington. This is followed…
  4. Making Decisions

    When you are 16, the law says you have the right to make decisions about your life. It is important that family, carers, teachers and other people who are paid to help you, give you information so that you can make an ‘informed decision’ [a…
  5. Managing money

    It pays to be a money expert! Whether you are a student, employee, apprentice or school leaver, you will benefit from improving your financial skills and knowledge. Rates of pay, National Minimum Wage rates, student finance, learner bursaries, taxes and benefits change each year, so you…
  6. Measuring progress for children with SEND

    The progress of all groups of children has been a prominent issue for all schools since the introduction of the 2012 Ofsted inspection framework. Parents also want to see evidence of progress. The issue of showing progress is particularly challenging for children with special educational…
  7. 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…
  8. 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…
  9. Meet your Youth Councillors

    Meet your Youth Councillors ***** Jammal Akinuwnmi-Othman "I am committed to everyone growing together and constantly getting better" Manifesto: Young people should vote for me because I'm young enough to relate to their viewpoints and listen attentively to their concerns while being mature enough to eloquently…
  10. Mental Wellbeing in Pregnancy

    Pregnancy can be a really happy and exciting time but can also bring some challenges to your mental wellbeing as you adjust to the physical and emotional changes that you are going through. More than 1 in 10 women (and many men) experience some mental…
  11. 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…
  12. 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…
  13. 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…
  14. More about the Islington Youth Council

    What is the Youth Council? The Youth Council was set up by Islington Council in 2011 to give local young people a voice. The current Youth Council was elected in February 2020, and over 5000 11 to 17 year olds in Islington cast their vote.  The…
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