Services in High Functioning Autism (3)

  1. Know the facts about cannabis

    The following film has been created to help explain how the chemical compounds in cannabis affect your brain and the risks of smoking the super-strength form of the drug, skunk Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world, including the UK, where…
  2. Kooth

    Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online counselling and emotional well-being platform available to all children and young people attending Islington secondary schools.  The service provides online support and can be accessed through mobile, tablet and desktop. Log into Kooth
  3. Latest vacancies and other opportunities

    Check out the links below for the latest Islington youth's opportunities This page is kept up to date on a weekly basis Islington Working - register on the 'go to' site for Islington residents, to see details of vacancies in Islington and surrounding areas. Islington's…
  4. Learn and succeed

    The way to prepare for the future is to get the best grades you can and stay in training and education after Year 11 During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11…
  5. Learn more and earn more!!

    Statistics show that learning pays Qualifications have a big effect on pay Usually the higher your qualifications, the more you're paid The 'pay and qualifications graph' below shows ... ... the average gross weekly pay of full-time employees aged between 16 and 64 by highest…
  6. Legal highs

    Legal highs, also known as psychoactive substances These are drugs that produce the same or similar effects as illegal drugs but are not banned by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. To get around the law, they are often sold under the name of a different…
  7. Level 4-6 Higher Education

    Institutions of higher education (IHE) include universities and colleges of higher education.Many further education colleges also offer higher education (HE) course that are accredited by an IHE. Level 4 Qualifications:Certificate of Higher Education (CHE): Offered at colleges and universities on a full or part-time basis. Comparable…
  8. Level 7-8 Professional and Postgraduate

    Postgraduate Level 7 qualifications include: Masters degrees such as MA, MSc, MBA Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, such as the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). Level 8 qualifications include: Doctor of Philosophy, DPhil or PhD Postgraduate qualifications: usually require a good first degree, though a degree…
  9. Lifestyle Services

    Levels of good and bad health are influenced by some of the choices we make, such as smoking, how physically active we are and whether we eat a healthy diet. Healthy lifestyle services support you to identify unhealthy behaviours and find the motivation to adopt…
  10. Links to School Ofsted Inspection

    During the inspection: gathering and recording evidence Inspectors will evaluate evidence relating to the achievement of specific groups of pupils and individuals, including disadvantaged pupils, the most-able pupils, and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Overall effectiveness: the quality and standards of education…
  11. Living with my family

    You may want to go on living with your family. However, many people want support to move on from their family home as they reach their mid or late 20’s. Whatever age is best for you and your family there are several housing choices you…
  12. Local Authority Expectations

    Every LA has a duty to ‘explain the special educational provision it expects to be made from within a mainstream school’s budget share’. Here we make explicit the provision we expect to be made by all Islington schools for children with SEND. This is important…
  13. London Youth Labour Market Summary July 2022

    The latest figures for employment by industry sector: Sector London % UK % Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 0.0 0.9 Manufacturing 2.2 7.3 Construction 4.8 6.3 Wholesale, Retail & Vehicle Repair 11.2 13.5 Transport & Storage 5.0 5.1 Hospitality & Catering 6.8 7.0 IT & Communications…
  14. Long-term Conditions and Self-management

    A long term condition is an illness which cannot currently be cured, but can be controlled and managed by medication, other therapies, making healthier lifestyle choices and managing the condition yourself. High blood pressure is the most common long-term condition in Islington. This is followed…
  15. Managing money

    It pays to be a money expert! Whether you are a student, employee, apprentice or school leaver, you will benefit from improving your financial skills and knowledge. Rates of pay, National Minimum Wage rates, student finance, learner bursaries, taxes and benefits change each year, so you…
  16. Measuring progress for children with SEND

    The progress of all groups of children has been a prominent issue for all schools since the introduction of the 2012 Ofsted inspection framework. Parents also want to see evidence of progress. The issue of showing progress is particularly challenging for children with special educational…
  17. Measuring Success

    All children progress at different rates, and the same is true for children with SEND. Children and their needs are individual, and what is appropriate progress is therefore also individual, and has to be defined by success in meeting appropriately challenging SMART goals. The Council…
  18. Mediation

    Mediation must be available to any parent or young person who is not happy with the final version of their Education Health and Care Plan. (Any disagreement about anything else is open to disagreement resolution, not mediation). Level 1 – Mediation Advice Access to mediation…
  19. The Mental Capacity Act

    The Mental Capacity Act's starting point is the assumption that adults have the capacity to make all or some decisions for themselves, unless it is shown that they do not. If they do not, people should be given all appropriate help and support to allow them to…
  20. Money for learning 16-18

    If you are starting college or a sixth form course, there may be bursaries or other funds to help you Ask in your school or college about Learner Bursaries, travel concessions and other financial help. Schools and colleges have funds to help students who can’t…
  21. 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…
  22. Money, benefits and debt

    Debt and Money Advice Services for Islington ResidentsAre you struggling with debt or money worries?Are things like benefit changes and increasing food and fuel prices affecting your income? Lots of organisations in Islington and nearby can help you free of charge. They can give you…
  23. 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…
  24. Mouth Hygiene / Oral Health

    Good oral health is important to good overall health as it allows people to eat, speak and socialise without pain or embarrassment.  Maintaining a healthy mouth and teeth is linked to quality of life and is an important part of active aging. Oral health is…
  25. Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

    What is MASH? A national Multi‐Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) programme began in 2011 following the successful development of a model in Devon. According to an evaluation by the University of Greenwich, the turn-around time for child protection cases judged as high or complex needs has…
  26. Need advice and help with career options?

    Your teachers and advisers in school can help Some schools and colleges have careers information and access to online careers websites. See also Planning your future. You can also contact: the Progress Team is a good place to start. You can meet an adviser at centres…
  27. Newborn Hearing Screenings

    The newborn hearing screening test helps to identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible. This means parents can get the support and advice they need right from the start. One to two babies in every 1,000 are born with permanent hearing…
  28. NVQs/VQs

    National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications are job-related qualifications that show you can do a specific job If most of your GCSE grades are graded 3-1, you may start on a VRQ (vocationally recognised qualification), which is a level 1 qualification, before moving on to a level…
  29. NVQs/VQs - Level 4 and above

    National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications (NVQs/VQs) are practical qualifications that show you can do a specific job They are: usually taken by people in work offered in, for example: social care, retail, motor vehicle work, electrical installation, business administration, hairdressing, leisure and recreation, construction, engineering and…
  30. Online applications

    How to apply online Online applications must be sent back electronically through an online application form, usually on a company or employment agency website. Alternatively, you may be asked to send a CV as an email attachment. The email should be written in the style…
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