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  1. Cover letters

    You will need to send a cover letter with any applications you make It should be well-presented to impress the employer.  You can also write to firms that you want to work for even if they are not advertising for staff. Many jobs each year…
  2. Create your own visual timetables

    Visual timetables are helpful when you want to show what you're going to be doing during your day, when it's going to be done and where it's going to be done, making it much easier for children to understand, learn and memorise. The following interactive templates…
  3. Crisis Packages

    From time to time emergency situations arise in families and usually families are able to cope from within their own or local community resources. Occasionally however emergencies are such that families cannot manage from within their existing support networks or using the current levels of…
  4. CV or Curriculum Vitae

    A good CV can get you an interview It should outline your career aims, education and work experience to date. The information on your CV will also help you to complete application forms. It will help to have it in front of you when ringing employers about…
  5. Debt advice

    Although you can’t get a bank loan or credit card until you are 18 years old ... ... many young people do get into debt by borrowing money from friends. If you find you are constantly short of money, or having to borrow money, you…
  6. Designated Social Care Officer (DSCO)

    The role of the Designated Social Care Officer (DSCO) is to ensure high quality social care input and engagement with the Education, Health and Care needs assessment and planning process with a particular focus on how different roles are supporting coordination of social care input into…
  7. Diagnostic Assessment

    If your child’s needs are not clear a diagnostic assessment may be required. This is carried out by a group of professionals who are skilled in identifying a range of childhood disabilities. These may include learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), speech and language delay/specific language…
  8. Difficult relationship? Need advice?

    Need help with difficult relationships with family or friends? Or are you finding it hard to cope and need to talk to someone? If you want to talk to someone outside the family about something that is worrying you, you can ring Childline T: 0800…
  9. Disability Access Fund, DAF

    Disability Access Fund, DAF, is paid to providers with 3 and 4-year-olds who are accessing free early education. It is available for each child who is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, DLA, and is a one-off payment to the provider of £615 per child. DAF…
  10. Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

    Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax free, social security benefit for children and young people up to 16 with an illness or disability. It is not dependent on your household income but only on your child’s needs. To get DLA, your child must need…
  11. Disability, know your rights

    There are laws that protect you from being treated less fairly than people without a disability. Understanding your rights and the adjustments you can expect from school, college, university and employers is important. It will give you, and those helping you, the confidence to plan ahead…
  12. Disagreement Resolution

    Any disagreement regarding special educational needs assessment or provision should try to be resolved through disagreement resolution. This could be between parents/young people with schools, colleges or the Local Authority. The Local Authority must make disagreement resolution services available to parents and young people. Disagreement…
  13. Disclaimer

    Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we give no warranty and do not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on such information.  It…
  14. Drinking too much? Need advice?

    There's lots of help and support available Islington Drug and Alcohol Service for Young People offers free, confidential advice and support at T: 020 7527 5099 Islington Drug and Alcohol Helpline T: 0808 800 0019 is open 24 hours, seven days a week and can help you or…
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