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Supported Internships for Young People with SEND

Supported internships are structured study programmes aimed at young people who need extra support to move into full time, paid employment. Supported internships are aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care plan. Internships normally last for a year.…

Supporting Children with SEN in Schools

Children usually start school in the September after their 4th birthday, and will stay in education until they are at least 18 years old. Throughout their school years teachers will plan their lessons to make sure that all children can learn at their own pace.…

Supporting children with SEN to maintain a healthy weight

'Health risks and the threat of obesity are huge concerns for families of children with disabilities and special needs. The issue goes beyond food and portion control for these families. It’s a balancing act: working with behaviors and aversions, medications and mobility challenges while exploring…

Supporting pupils with medical conditions

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Section 100) placed a new statutory requirement on schools to make arrangements for supporting children with medical conditions, supported by related guidance Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions.  

Taking drugs and other substances? Need advice?

Islington's Drug and Alcohol Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can help you or someone you care about. Call them on 0808 800 0019. Islington's Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS) offers free, confidential advice and support for anyone up…

Taxi Card

If you get the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can apply for a taxi card that gives you discounted trips in a licensed cab. You can apply for a Taxi Card from Contact Islington.

Team Around the Child

A Team Around the Child (TAC) is a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners established on a case-by-case basis to support a child, young person or family. TACs support good professional practice in joined-up working, information sharing and early intervention. The model involves: A joined-up assessment, usually…

Tell us what you think

Healthwatch Islington Healthwatch works on behalf of the local community to provide information about local health, community and social care services. Healthwatch Islington is not a complaints or advocacy services but it can help people find these services. Healthwatch is also responsible for gathering views…

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Terrorism and violent extremists

Terrorism is rare, however people become terrorists for all kinds of reasons.  Some of the reasons for people becoming a terrorist include believing their way of life or the things they believe in are under threat, or feeling isolated or insecure. If you are worried…

Test A&G

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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 go to…

Think your drinking is putting you at risk? Take a quick check

Take the two minute alcohol test on www.dontbottleitup.org.uk. It looks at your drinking levels and gives you free advice based on your risk, as well as details of local support services that can help if you need it.

Thinking about a job, an apprenticeship or a gap year?

A job Look for jobs with training and the opportunity to gain relevant qualifications – important if you want to move on. Don’t take the first job you are offered if it has no prospects. Not going to Uni and The Big Choice have advice…

Thinking about school

Young children develop and change very quickly. Many children who have additional needs in the early years will make good progress and will not need more support when they start primary school. Some with additional needs may need further support when they start school.  Schools…

Thinking of studying abroad for all or part of your course?

There are several schemes and organisations to help: Erasmus+ - a scheme that enables students in Europe to study part of their degree in another country; details are in university prospectuses Fulbright Commission - for information about study and awards available to UK students to pursue…

Transforming Care

The aim of Transforming Care is to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who display behaviours that challenge, including those with a mental health condition. The programme has three key aims: To improve the quality of care…

Transition Pathways

Islington Council and Health partners are committed to developing clear and transparent pathways with service users to support young people with SEND who may need ongoing care and support to move seamlessly into adult services. Over the next 12 months’ partners will be developing an…

Transport to School and College

Children and young people that have an Education, Health and Care Plan may be able to get help from the Council to support them with their travel to and from school or college. This will depend on a number of factors including their needs, their…

Travel and transport

There are many different ways to travel using lots of different forms of transport. If you want to go and explore more than your own area, you need to know how to travel around safely, on time and using the best method available. This section…