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Action for Children Localo Offer Flash

Formerly National Children's Home, Action for Children provides a wide range of services for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Projects include adoption, fostering and children in care services, targeted services for young people including supported accommodation, family support services including children's centres, parenting support…

Adolescent Multi-Agency Support Service, AMASS, part of the Children in Need Provider Services

AMASS is a dedicated multi-agency team made up of specialist staff from social care, health, employment and education. The team works jointly with case holding and fostering social workers to improve outcomes for young people aged 10-16 maintaining stability in the home and foster placements.…

Ashiana Network

Empower Black, minority ethnic and refugee(BAMER) women, particularly South Asian, Turkish or Iranian women who are experiencing domestic Violence, sexual violence & harmful practices with culturally sensitive advice, support and safe housing-enabling them to make positive & appropriate choices for themselves. Provide counseling to women…

Assessment and Treatment Team

A national referral centre for children and families with attachment difficulties and complex trauma, usually relating to experiences of abuse and neglect. Assessment and treatment is also offered for parent child interaction difficulties. We work with looked after and adopted children as well as children…

Barnardo's Young Women's Service

The service works with girls and young women up to the age of 18 years who are involved in or at risk of being sexually exploited. Our aims are to provide a range of practical social care, health and educational services, which focus on prevention,…

Body and Soul

Coronavirus Update Body & Soul is currently providing the following services:   Counselling / Emotional regulation skills sessions over the phone / online to young people at risk of suicide. Remote casework support and befriending service to people of all ages living with HIV Online…

Bright Futures, Early Help 5-19 (school-age to 19 years) Localo Offer Flash

Coronavirus update If you have a family support worker they will continue to remain in contact with you during this period. If you need family support please contact: 020 7527 4343 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and email Practitioners wanting to refer will need…

Bright Start Priority Early Learning Places, formerly Early Years Priority Referral EYPR Localo Offer Flash

Bright Start Priority Early Learning places are for children who are in need and identified as being a priority by Islington Children’s Services, Whittington Health, early education providers and other health and early help professionals. Children in these places are fully integrated with their peers…

Bronze Group, Islington Gang and Youth Violence Operational Prevention Group

The Bronze Group is a multi-agency operational group which aims to prevent and reduce young people’s involvement in gang activity, group offending and violent crime through the sharing of information, and the use of resources to work with individuals and groups. The Bronze Group membership…

Chicks, Country Holidays for Inner City Kids

CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) is a registered charity which provides free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from across the country. The breaks are designed to give children from inner cities, children living in poverty and those from abusive backgrounds, as well as…

Child Abuse Investigation Team (CAIT)

The Child Abuse Investigation Team, CAIT, for Islington and Camden investigates criminal allegations of intra-familial child abuse, those perpetrated by a carer or worker in a child focused environment, parental abduction and sudden and unexpected deaths in infants under the age of two years.  …


Childline is a registered charity. It provides a free and confidential phone counselling service for any child with any problem 24 hrs a day. Children are also welcome to write, without a stamp, to Childline at the address below. There is also a helpline available…

Children in Need Service, CIN (Children's Social Care) Localo Offer Flash

The Children in Need Service work with children and families who require additional support and with children and young people who are in need of protection. Key teams within the Children in Need Service are: Children's Services Contact Team, which deals with all new enquiries…

Children Looked After Health Service

Children Looked After Health Team aims to promote the health of Children Looked After/Young People in line with the requirements of statutes and regulations, in order to ensure that children are happily placed, thrive and achieve their potential. The team provides statutory health assessments, flexible outreach…

Children Looked After, CLA (Children's Social Care)

We run a multi-agency service for looked after children. Our core function is to achieve good outcomes for looked after children, reducing the gap between outcomes for them and those of children in the community.

Children's Active Involvement Service, CAIS (Children's Social Care)

The Children's Active Involvement Service (CAIS) is for all children who have social workers, and those Looked After by Islington Children's Social Care and care leavers. This includes children in need, young people in children's homes and foster placements who live in Islington and also…

Children's Services Contact Team (CSCT), Children's Social Care Localo Offer Flash

The Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT) is the single point of contact for all services for children, young people, and families in Islington who may need extra help and support. If you are worried about a child, please phone CSCT first: 020 7527 7400 The…

The Contact Service (Children's Social Care)

The Contact Service provides supervised contact in a safe, friendly environment for children and their families. Services are provided by a diverse group of contact supervisors with special skills in child development, child protection, life story work and attachment.

Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART)

Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART) is a group programme developed by NSPCC to help families recover from the adverse effects of domestic abuse. DART helps to rebuild & strengthen the parent-child relationship and helps children who have been affected by domestic abuse deal with day-to-day…

Family Rights Group Localo Offer Flash

Family Rights Group promotes policies and practices that keep children safe within their family and strengthen the family and community networks of those children who cannot live at home.    We campaign for families to have their voice heard, be treated fairly and get help…

Forced Marriage Unit

This is a joint initiative between the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Home Office. Their trained professionals offer confidential advice and assistance to those who have been forced into marriage, people worried about friends or relatives, professionals working with actual or potential victims of…

Independent Futures, Leaving Care Service, Children's Social Care

Independent Futures works with all young people who have been looked after by Islington (Islington care leavers) aged 16-21 who are in the process of making the transition from the care system to independent living.   Independent Futures also continutes to work with Islington care…

Islington Family Group Conference Service (FGC), Targeted & Specialist Children & Families Services

The Family Group Conference (FGC) Service provides independent FGC co-ordinators who work with families and professionals to bring them together in a decision making forum called a Family Group Conference (FGC). The FGC ethos is around empowering children and their families. The emphasis is always…

Islington Integrated Gangs Team

The Integrated Gangs Team (IGT) works with gang violence affected young people aged 10 to 24 involving the police, children's services, youth and community, youth offending and probation services, the NHS, and specialist voluntary agencies who are co-located to provide a joined up and intelligence-led…

Islington Safeguarding Children Partnership (ISCP) Localo Offer Flash

The Islington Safeguarding Children Partnership (ISCP) is a multi-agency body responsible for ensuring that agencies work well together to safeguard and protect children and young people from harm, and improve their welfare and well-being. What is Safeguarding? Promoting the welfare, well-being and opportunities of children;…

Islington Virtual School for care experienced children and young people Localo Offer Flash

Islington Virtual School provides information, advice and support to improve the education, learning and life chances of children and young people who are or have been in care. We are required by law to appoint a Virtual School Head, whose purpose is to ensure we…

Just for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law’s vision is for all children and young people in the UK to have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued. Our advocates offer tailored, one-to-one support every step of the way. The School Exclusions…

The Keel Project

The Keel Project works with families experiencing domestic violence and abuse who are referred to Safeguarding and Family Support in the usual way via the Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT). CSCT will ascertain whether the Children’s Social Care or Early Help criteria are met as would…

Licensing of Children in Entertainment

It is against the law for a child to take part in performances for television, radio or film, or in sport or modelling work in circumstances where payment is made to the child or to someone on their behalf, unless they have a licence to…

Nightstop London

Nightstop London helps low risk young people, aged 16 to 25 who are currently homeless and in need of safe emergency accommodation. We help place young people in the homes of our trained and vetted London volunteers on a night-by-night basis. If you are interested…

Safeguarding Children and Young People's Clinic at University College Hospital, UCH

This is a clinic dedicated to the long term complex needs of children and young people who are sexually abused or have problems related to sexual and gynaecological health, pregnancy or other types of child abuse including female genital mutilation and trafficking. Unaccompanied children, refugees…

Safer London Mentoring

Our mentoring programme matches young people who have been affected by gangs, or are at risk of offending, with volunteers who want to help them reach their full potential. Safer London’s mentoring is one of a kind. We spend a lot of time making sure…

School Admissions / Children Out of School

The School Admissions Team provides information on Islington schools and a point of contact for Islington residents requiring a Primary or Secondary school place. For information on Islington Schools please visit the Islington website where you can find information about applying for a school place and for Islington…

School Wellbeing Service

The School Wellbeing Service, SWS, is a new service that supports children, young people and families experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as, worries, anxiety, stress and low mood. The SWS works together with schools and colleges to build on the excellent mental health provisions already available in the borough and is part of a national programme. The SWS aims to improve…

School-Home Support, SHS

School-Home Support (SHS) is a charity working with children and families to maximise educational opportunities and improve life chances. Partnering with schools, local authorities and families, SHS looks beyond the classroom to understand and tackle the issues affecting children's learning. We work with families and…

Siblings Together

A fun and creative way for siblings separated in care and adoption to come together for the day, to share a positive experience, learn new skills and have a fun day out within a neutral space. Siblings Together also runs summer residential camps (contact the…

Specialist Family Support Service, Children in Need, Children's Social Care

This is a service for high-level children in need, children subject to a Child Protection plan, children on the edge of care and children whose care plan is rehabilitation that requires an undiluted specialist level of support that can prevent an escalation of risk and…

Targeted Youth Support and Youth Offending Service, TYS/YOS Localo Offer Flash

Youth Offending Service, YOS: works with 10-17 year olds who are at risk of offending or have offended. The service does this by:- working with young people to help them understand the consquences of offending on themselves, their families, victims of crime and their local…

Victim Support

Support for people who have been victims of crime, either reported or unreported. There are several projects running in Islington including support for young people who have been victims of crime.

Weblink: Barnardo's 

Charity supporting abused, neglected and vulnerable children.

Weblink: Cafcass 

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, Cafcass represents children in family court cases, making sure that children's voices are heard. It is independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies.

Weblink: Coram Voice 

Children's advocacy organisation for children living away from home.

Weblink: Crimestoppers 

The Crimestoppers Trust is a charity, which leads to the conviction of criminals. It is not part of the Police force.

Weblink: Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority 

Government body which pays compensation to blameless victims of violent crime. Telephone the helpline or apply online via the website.

Weblink: FORWARD, the Foundation for Women's Health, Research and Development 

African Diaspora women's organisation campaigning to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. Key issues include Female Genital Mutilation FGM, Child Marriage and Fistula.

Weblink: Get Safe Online 

Advice on staying safe online including advice for parents

Weblink: Kidscape 

Website dedicated to keeping children safe from harm or abuse.

Weblink: London Safeguarding Children Board 

Link to London Safeguarding Children Board website

Weblink: National Association of Child Contact Centres 

National charity providing safe spaces where children can meet the parents they don't live with.

Weblink: National Self-Harm Network  Localo Offer Flash

Website which provides information and supports and empowers people who self-harm.