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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 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…

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…

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: The Mix has information on what happens if you break the law, crime prevention and what to…

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 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 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 and you can also contact: 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…

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…