Services in health and care (808)

  1. SEN Governance in Islington

    The process of governance (or making policies and monitoring how effective they are) takes place at various levels across the Council. The SEN Governance Map provides details of all the Boards and groups which all contribute to the governance of SEN provision for children and young people…
  2. SEN Support in Islington - Behaviour Handbook

    The Behaviour Handbook for Islington schools outlines approaches and interventions which encourage and allow inclusion and reduce the risk of exclusion. Within the universal offer, which underpins the layers of support and intervention, is an understanding and ethos which supports the ideals of inclusion. It…
  3. SENCos in Early Years Provision

    Nursery schools that are maintained by the local authority must ensure that they have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) who is a qualified teacher.  The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework requires other Early Years providers to have arrangements in place for meeting children’s SEN. …
  4. SEND Co-production Group

    A SEND Coproduction Group, co-chaired by the Parent and Carer Engagementmanager for Centre 404 and the Head of Pupil Services for Islington Council, meet six times a year to support the strategic development of person-centred services for children with SEND in Islington. Half of the…
  5. 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…
  6. SEND in the Early Years

    It is critical that there is no delay in the early years in identifying the need for, and making any necessary special educational provision. Delay can give rise to loss of self-esteem, frustration and subsequent learning and behaviour difficulties. Early action is crucial to future…
  7. SEND Outcomes Framework

    Focus on outcomes All plans should be written in collaboration with, parents, children and young people. They should be outcomes driven. Plans should not be about input determined by a professional, but have has the child / young person at the centre, with the child…
  8. SEND Outreach Services

    SEND Outreach Services are commissioned on behalf of Islington’s mainstream schools to an agreed service specification. Their role is to improved outcomes for all children and young people with SEND by helping schools to increase their capacity to meet a wider range of needs. The…
  9. SEND Policy Documents

    On this page you can browse our local SEND Policy documents: Islington SEND Strategies, 2018-2021 CAMHS Transformation Plan 2015-2020 Accessibility Strategy 2020-2022 Co-production Concordat Early Help Strategy Quality Framework for EHC Assessment and Planning Islington Children’s and Families Partnership (ICFP) Joint Agreement in respect of…
  10. SEND Support Plan

    A SEND Support plan can be drawn up by a class teacher, with the advice of a SENCO where appropriate, to help the parent and the school identify the child's needs and interventions to meet them. It is a teaching and learning plan and should…
  11. Services for disabled children in Islington

    Islington's Disabled Children's Services are made up of teams of education, health and social care professionals working together to support disabled children and their families. You can find full details of the support services available for families with disabled children on Islington's SEND Local Offer directory.
  12. Setting up a Nursery

    If you are interested in setting up a nursery in Islington, you will want to consider where there migt be a demand for childcare. Islington's Childcare Sufficiency Assessment will give you an indication of which areas of Islington have a need for further childcare. Islington is…
  13. Sexual abuse and rape

    If you have been raped, made to have sex when you didn’t want it or you have been touched in a way that makes you feel frightened or uncomfortable it is a crime. It is never your fault, no one has the right to have…
  14. Sexual Health Services for Young People with SEND

    Sexual Health Services for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged up to 25 years of age are provided through a number of Young People’s Sexual Health Clinics based within the Islington area.  These sexual health services can be contacted directly by a…
  15. Short Breaks

    Short Breaks are a way of giving parents of disabled children a break from their caring responsibilities. Short Breaks also benefit the disabled child or young person, helping them to play with friends, keep fit, improve their communication skills, gain independence or simply have fun.…
  16. Single Route of Redress - National Trial

    In line with Schedule 2 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 all local areas in England are required to publish details in their local offers for ‘notifying parents and young people of their right to appeal a decision of the local authority…
  17. Skills employers look for

    Employers want to know about your skills Whatever job you are applying for there are some skills, abilities and attitudes that most employers want. These are often called ‘employability’ or ‘transferrable’ skills. Having these in mind when job hunting may help you to be successful.…
  18. Smoking? Need help to stop?

    If you want to give up smoking and are finding it hard, there are local services that can help. Breathe - the 'stop smoking service', is a free service available in many locations across Islington. You can contact the service on T: 020 3633 2609, or text Quit…
  19. Social media

    You can keep up-to-date with what's happening in Islington via social media. Islington Youth Council Follow the Youth Council on Twitter @IslingtonYC and on Instagram. Youth hubs Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Islington's youth hubs... Follow Platform on Facebook and Twitter Follow Lift on Facebook…
  20. Social media

    You can keep up-to-date with what's happening in Islington via social media. Islington Youth Council Follow the Youth Council on Twitter @IslingtonYC and on Instagram. Youth hubs Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Islington's youth hubs... Follow Platform on Facebook and Twitter Follow Lift on Facebook and Twitter
  21. Special School Admission Information

    Most children and young people with SEN are educated in mainstream schools. Each mainstream school in Islington is supported by the Outreach teams linked to the local special schools. Their role is to build the skills, knowledge and capacity of mainstream schools to make sure…
  22. Starting Solid Food

    The first time a baby eats solid foods is a new chapter in your baby’s life and can be both exciting and a little scary. The good thing is that if you wait until your baby shows that they are ready, it will be much…
  23. Staying safe

    Have fun and stay safe Enjoying yourself is part of being young but you need to think about your safety too. Safe Havens, are places to go if you find yourself in a difficult situation.
  24. Staying well all year round

    It is important to stay healthy all year round.  When the weather is very cold or very hot people are more susceptible to becoming ill. This is especially true for people over 65 years of age, people with a long-term condition, such as diabetes or…
  25. Student budgets

    These websites offer advice to help students save money and balance their budgets: Money Saving Expert contains financial and budgeting advice for students Student Cash Point offers advice to help you manage your finances. The Student Room offers financial support as well as other advice for students  Save…
  26. Student Finance HE

    Make sure you find out about student finance before you go to university Students in higher education (HE) are charged up to £9,250 a year to study a course, so if you're thinking about HE make sure you find out about the help you can…
  27. Student finance – full-time students

    Student finance costs fall into two parts: Your university or college course must be publicly funded and lead to an higher education qualification. Applications open in February/March A Tuition Fee loan to cover tuition fees. Universities can charge up to £9,250 a year for tuition fees. This may change in academic…
  28. Study abroad

    More UK students are choosing to spend time studying abroad However, the implications of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) and people studying in Europe are fully known. For example, it has affected the fees UK students have to pay at universities in the…
  29. Studying abroad

    What you pay will depend on the university and courses you apply for There is some general information on Study Overseas. There are several schemes and organisations to help: Alan Turing scheme to replace Erasmus - to enable students to study part of their degree in another…
  30. Support from a Social Worker

    If your child and family needs more support than is available through Early Help Services, Bright Start or the Local Offer you will need an assessment by a social worker. As part of the assessment the social worker will visit you to gather information about…
  31. Supported Assessment Questionnaire

    When looking at your needs the social worker will look with you at the whole range of support available, including informal networks such as friends and family and what is generally available in the local community for all children. Where an assessment indicates that there…
  32. Supported Housing in Islington

    Supported HousingSupported housing is a free service that provides a combination of housing and services to help people maintain their tenancies and live more stable and productive lives. This factsheet summarises the different types of supported housing.Sheltered Accommodation Sheltered housing schemes (sometimes called ‘warden controlled’)…
  33. 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.…
  34. 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.…
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