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  1. Entry Level qualifications

    Entry level qualifications are for: anyone who has missed out at school people with learning disabilities anyone who want to try something for the first time. They are offered at three levels:  Entry level 1, 2 and 3. After Entry level 3 you can move…
  2. Equality

    The Equality Law 2010 Under this law: Everyone is treated equally and is protected from discrimination - being treated differently, less favourably or worse than others. The law is not easy and understanding what counts as discrimination is also not easy. If you feel you…
  3. Exclusions - Information for parents

    The decision to exclude a pupil is a very serious matter and should only be used as a last resort. Only the head teacher can exclude once they have carried out a thorough investigation. Find further information on types of exclusion, what happens next if…
  4. Family Based Short Breaks (FBSB)

    Family Based Short Breaks enable parents of severely disabled children and young people to access a regular ‘Carers Break’ when their child stays in a FBSB carer’s own home on a regular basis overnight or for occasional day-time hours. We ensure that all our FBSB…
  5. Family problems? Need help?

    If you're worried and want to talk to someone about family problems ... ... such as parents splitting up or someone dying, you can contact Childline T: 0800 1111. You can also find useful information on the websites below: Parents splitting up: Kooth - online, free, safe…
  6. Feeding your baby

    Breastmilk or first infant formula is the best source of all the food and fluid your baby needs in the first 6 months of life. If you are breastfeeding, breastmilk will continue to give your baby extra protection against illness, for as long as you…
  7. Feeling unsafe in your own home?

    Feel threatened or unsafe in your own home? This may sometimes be because of domestic violence or abuse. You can get help and advice, look at the Related services and External links sections for more information.
  8. Financial Advice

    In debt and don't know where to turn? Then it is time to think about getting help. You are not alone - there is lots of help and support available in Islington, offering free, confidential and independent advice. Islington Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)You can also…
  9. Find Children's Centres and Bright Start Services

    Bright Start Islington is our name for services for under fives and their families and includes our Start for Life (from conception to 2) and Family Hubs offer. Find children's centres, and discover what's going on for families with under 5s including indoor, outdoor and online…
  10. Finding job and apprenticeship vacancies

    Looking for a job or apprenticeship? Want to know where to search? Try looking at the suggestions below: Islington Council is one of the biggest employers in Islington and offers a huge range of jobs including apprenticeships. Take a look at Jobs and careers with Islington and…
  11. Finding jobs and apprenticeships

    Help with finding a job or apprenticeship Moving from school or college into work is a big step. Help is available if you: need support with finding and applying for jobs or apprenticeships are not sure what to include on your cv are worried about…
  12. Finding somewhere to live

    There are lots of housing choices for people with learning disabilities who come from Islington. You may want to live with other people and share support or you may want to live on your own and be as independent as possible. Whatever is right for…
  13. First Tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability)

    The Tribunal (part of the First-tier Tribunal [Health, Education and Social Care Chamber]) hears appeals against decisions made by Local Authorities in relation to children’s Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessments and plans. It also hears disability discrimination claims against schools.
  14. Food Shopping Support

    Do you need support and help with shopping? Do you need someone to help you to set up online shopping or support you with a regular food shop? There is lots of help and support available in Islington, offering free, confidential and independent advice. Shopping for…
  15. Foster a child

    Fostering is caring for someone else’s child in your own home. Foster carers look after babies, children and young people who are often distressed about being separated from their family. Foster carers keep children healthy and safe and help them develop their life skills. Being…
  16. Foundation degrees

    Foundation degrees (FdA, FdSc) are ... ... employment-related higher education qualifications. which have been designed with employers to meet their requirements and are: offered by universities, colleges, and some further education colleges (accredited by higher education institutions). in vocational subjects, such as housing, social care,…
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