Services in Drug and Alcohol Support (7)

  1. 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.…
  2. 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.…
  3. 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.  
  4. 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…
  5. 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.
  6. 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…
  7. Tell us what you think

    Complaints about Islington Council If you want to complain, you have the right to do so. Making a complaint won’t affect the services you receive. How to make a complaint Social Services complaints If you have any feedback or wish to make a complaint about…
  8. Terms and Conditions of Use

    By registering with this website, you agree to these terms and conditions ("Terms").  Please read the Terms carefully as they set out your rights and obligation.  They also provide information on how you can submit material (“Content”) and how this will be used. IF WE…
  9. 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…
  10. Test A&G

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  11. Test Page Venues in Islington

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  12. 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…
  13. 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…
  14. 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…
  15. 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…
  16. 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…
  17. 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…
  18. Travel Training

    Travel training helps children and young people gain the skills that help them travel safely and independently. Many schools and services offer cycle training and pedestrian training as part of their work with groups of children and young people. You can contact your child’s school…
  19. Travelling safely

    Travelling in safety only needs a little planning Plan your journey by thinking about it a little before you set out. Check the times of the last bus, tube or train. Keep your valuables, like your purse, wallet or mobile out of site. Think about…
  20. Type 1 Diabetes in Schools

    Diabetes is a lifelong condition, affecting the hormonal (insulin) mechanism controlling blood sugar, causing a person's blood sugar level to become too high. Diabetes has implications for a child or young person’s schooling and learning. Every child with Type 1 will have a healthcare plan…
  21. Understanding vacancies

    Working out what a job advertisement is asking for is not always easy Try to identify the main skills and experience needed and match these with what you have done and are good at. If you can match yourself to a job you are more likely…
  22. Unemployed after Year 11

    Jobseeker's Allowance is only usually paid to people over the age of 18 who are ... ... unemployed, not in education and looking for work. Jobseeker’s Allowance is unlikely to be paid if you are under 18 unless there are unusual or special reasons for example…
  23. Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is a new government benefit for working age people on a low income or who are out of work. Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly. Universal Credit is run by the Department for work and…
  24. University and 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 Higher education (HE) is education for people aged 18 or over, who have successfully completed a level…
  25. 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…
  26. 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…
  27. 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…
  28. Voting in the Youth Council election

    Youth Council election 2022 Who can vote? People aged between 11 and 17, are eligible to vote between Tuesday 1 November to 10 November 2022. If you are an 11 year-old, you must be at secondary, rather than primary school. To vote, you must also…
  29. Ways of working

    There are different ways to work 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. Your job could be: full-time or part-time permanent or…
  30. 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…
  31. 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,…
  32. 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…
  33. 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…
  34. 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…
  35. 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,…
  36. What to study at uni and where to go?

    The University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) ... ... has a course search 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…
  37. Where are the jobs of the future?

    Technology, scientific advances and the way we live are changing jobs and the way we work Many new jobs exist now that were not thought of five years ago. Where are the jobs of the future? The National Careers Service website has careers information in its…
  38. Where can I live?

    There are lots of things to think about when deciding about moving from one home to another. Different people need different homes with different kinds of support. Find more information on the different kinds of homes you may want to live in: Living with family…
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