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  1. Choosing Activities

    Like everyone else, children and young people with additional needs and/or disabilities should have a social life and take part in activities they enjoy. Like everyone else you as a parent will want to know that they will be welcome, safe and supported. Your child…
  2. SEND Discount Cards

    Many people use a recent Disability Living Allowance (DLA) letter or a copy of the EHC Plan to prove that they or a member of your family has a disability. Having proof of a disability may help to: get concessionary rates or free entrance for a…
  3. Holidays and Trips

    Tourism for All (TFA) have a website with travel advice, transport information and is a useful directory that lists places to visit, accommodation to stay in and much more. Open Britain is a directory of accessible accommodation and travel in the UK. It’s available online…
  4. 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…
  5. Independent advice and support

    Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) provide advice and information to children with SEN or disabilities, their parents, and young people with SEN or disabilities. They provide neutral and factual support on the special educational needs system to help the…
  6. Youth Council

    Could you be one of Islington’s next youth councillors? If you are aged 13-17, live or go to school in Islington or are looked after by Islington Council, this is your chance to be the voice of your generation. Every two years, 14 youth councillors…
  7. Education and training

    Secondary school education During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11 to 13-year-olds, giving you a good general education. In Year 8/9, you will choose the subjects that you go…
  8. Finding jobs and apprenticeships

    Help with finding a job or apprenticeship Do you know where to look for job vacancies? Need help to improve your CV or prepare for an interview? Start your job search by looking in the Latest vacancies and other opportunities section, and at the information…
  9. Advice for life

    There's lots of information and advice for the things affecting your life, including where you can get help from local and some national organisations. If you have a decision to make or a problem to solve, just click on the links below or search the…
  10. Islington's Youth Offer

    Islington has a range of facilities and services for young people, including 12 excellent adventure playgrounds, two youth hubs, and loads of clubs and groups. We can also help when things get tough and you need a bit of extra support, or need someone to…
  11. Healthy lives

    Although it can be tough to do the right things, the benefits for mind and body of a healthy lifestyle are well known: you have more energy. you don’t get ill so often (as a result of a boosted immune system) you feel happier (as…
  12. 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…
  13. 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…
  14. Think you may be pregnant? Need advice?

    You can take a free pregnancy test ... ... and talk about your choices if the test is positive, at Brook Islington at Pulse T: 020 7527 1300. Lift and Pulse also offer pregnancy testing, advice on your options and advice on all sexual health issues. You can…
  15. Rights and responsibilities

    Everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be protected from harm You should also respect the rights of others. The UK has additional laws that protect your rights, such as: equality laws to protect you from discrimination laws that protect you at work rights when…
  16. Difficult relationship? Need advice?

    Need more information or help with difficult relationships with family and 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…
  17. Your Youth Councillors

    Islington Youth Councillors 2020-22 are: Catherine Browne 'I believe if we all work together we can stop knife crime' Manifesto: I am campaigning to stop knife crime in Islington. I want young people to be safe where ever they are and not worry about knife crime.…
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