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Using chat rooms, social networking, online gaming, and websites safely

Chatrooms, Facebook, gaming and other social networking sites are a great way to keep in touch with friends and find new ones with similar interests.  However, sometimes people aren’t always who they say they are, it may be someone who might be dangerous so you need…

Using your mobile phone safely

Mobile phones are great for keeping in touch with friends and family but they can also make it easier for others to bully you. Strangers too can contact you on your mobile. Get some tips on using your mobile safely, look at the External links for further…

Vacancies and job search skills

Land that job! It may take time to find – and land – the job for you, whether you are 16, 18 or older, looking for a job can be a job in itself. It is important to keep trying, keep motivated, stay focused, organised, determined and confident. Finding, getting and…

The Virtual School and Children with SEND

The Virtual School has prime responsibility to ‘champion’ the educational achievement of Islington’s Looked after Children (LAC). The majority of LAC have some form of special or additional educational need - as a group, LAC are nine times more likely to have an EHC Plan…

Voluntary or unpaid work

There are lots of options for volunteers, including work with: older people, children, administration and using ICT, sport, disability groups, the environment, arts and music. People do voluntary work for all kinds of reasons: to get some experience for a course or job for personal…

Want to know more about your Youth Council? Read on ...

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 many 11 to 17 year olds in Islington cast their vote.  The Youth…

Warning: poor careers information can seriously damage your future!

Check careers information you use is up-to-date and from a reliable source. Look at a range of information – as well as looking at careers information in school or college look at careers and company websites.  Questions to ask about careers What qualifications and skills do…

Ways of working

There are different ways of working. Work doesn’t just mean having a paid 9 to 5 job. Work doesn’t have to be full-time, paid or permanent and you don’t even have to work for someone else! Work includes: working under the age of 16, even…

Weekly Opportunities Bulletin

The Weekly Opportunities Bulletin highlights some employment and training opportunities, as well as open day and event information that might be of interest to young people. Check out the latest two bulletins 29 June 2020 and 22 June 2020. 

What are Special Educational Needs?

From the moment they are born children are developing and learning new skills. They do so at different speeds, and learn in different ways. Some may be slow starters but will usually catch up with other children. Children have ‘Special Educational Needs’ (SEN) if they…

What do we mean by Preparing for Adulthood?

All young people and their families face big changes when a young person leaves school, and needs to make plans for their future. National guidance suggests that what young people want most is to 'get a life' and be part of their local community. This…

What does an Educational Psychologist do?

Educational Psychologists work with children and young people between the ages of 0 and 25 years who are residents of Islington or who attend Islington schools. They work in a range of educational settings including children’s centres, early years’ settings, mainstream primary and secondary schools,…

What happens if the LA decides that an EHC Plan is not necessary?

If, following assessment, the Local Authority decides that an EHC plan is not necessary, it must inform the parents or young person, the current education provider and the health service, and give the reasons for its decision. This must take place within 16 weeks of…

What is safeguarding?

The Children Act 2004 states that safeguarding children is about: Protecting children from maltreatment, abuse and neglect Minimising risks of harm to children Preventing impairment of children’s health or development Addressing children’s needs at an early stage rather than when serious problems have developed Ensuring…

What is the Equality Duty?

The Equality Act 2010 brings together under one Act all of the requirements regarding equality and discrimination. The Act makes it unlawful for a school to discriminate against a pupil or prospective pupil by treating them less favourably because of their: Age Disability Gender reassignment…

What is the Local Offer?

Since September 2014 every Local Authority has been required to publish information about services they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from birth to 25 who have SEND and also services outside of the area which they expect children…

What to do if you’re not happy with your care

Everyone deserves safe and high-quality care, including you.It makes no difference whether you get care in your own home, a care home or a hospital – you should get good care. Friend and family carers should care for you safely and kindly too.But sometimes things…

What to expect from the Health Visiting Service

Health visiting services use a 4 tiered progressive model. This involves: Building community capacity to support parents of young children by contributing to the understanding of local need and targeting work appropriately with our key partners. The provision of 5 universal contacts focusing on prevention,…

What to study at uni and where to go?

The University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) has a course search facility with links to most institutions of higher education and applications to most are made online from the UCAS website, including music conservatoires. Look at course and university details carefully - courses with the…

What's available in Islington?

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…