Services with this logo are funded or provided by Islington 

Safer Schools Police - Engagement ProgrammeFREE

Primary Secondary Parents

Age-appropriate educational sessions delivered by safer schools officers about a range of topics including personal safety, gangs and street crime, joint enterprise, stop and search.

School Engagement Prog - primary

School Engagement Prog - secondary

Contact

For primary schools: islingtonprimaryschools@met.police.uk or contact your school's allocated SSO

List of primary schools' allocated SSOs

For secondary schools: Safer Schools Officers in individual secondary schools

Contact details for secondary schools' and colleges' SSOs

FREE

Chance UK

Primary

Support primary school aged children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, through a year-long programme of 1:1 support.

Contact: Ross Adams

Tel: 020 281 5858 x208

Email Ross Adams


Website

FREE

Anti-bullying Coordinator and Home Safe Prevention Programme

Primary Secondary Parents

Support, resources and training about anti-bullying and domestic violence/abuse prevention for staff, pupils and parents in schools. The DV/abuse prevention support also includes FGM, forced marriage and ‘honour’ based violence.

Contact: Heather Vaccianna

Tel: 020 7527 7793

Website
FREE

Exploited and Missing Team

Primary Secondary


Provide advice and guidance in relation to children at risk of exploitation, gangs, child sexual exploitation (CSE), harmful sexual behaviour (HSB), modern slavery and human trafficking, including county lines.

Provide training and awareness raising in partnership with Targeted Youth Support (TYS) and the Integrated Gangs Team (IGT).

Contacts

Mairead.morgan@islington.gov.uk – Exploitation and Missing Manager
Celia.Knopp@islington.gov.uk – Specialist CSE and HSB Social Worker
Sarah.Whelan@islington.gov.uk – Specialist gangs and serious youth violence Social Worker

Tel: 020 7527 8051

For training and awareness raising: IYLA@islington.gov.uk

Integrated Gangs TeamFREE

Primary Secondary

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 response to gangs and youth violence in Islington. They also offer individual work, group work and consultancy for young people identified as on the cusp of serious gang violence.

mail IGT

Website / Leaflet

Improving Young Lives Through Awareness Project (IYLA)FREE

Primary Secondary Parents

Islington’s Targeted Youth Support Service, Exploitation and Missing Safeguarding team and the Integrated Gangs team are working together as the IYLA Project to offer awareness raising and training to partnership and council services across the borough. This can be for children and young people, parents or professionals on areas including: CSE (child sexual exploitation), gangs and serious youth violence, county lines, children and young people that go missing, inappropriate and harmful sexual behaviour.

IYLA project offer

Email IYLA

FREE

SOS+ (St Giles Trust)

Primary Secondary Parents

Preventative and educational sessions to primary / secondary / alternative provisions.

Young people: whole year group assemblies (gangs & county lines drug-dealing) and targeted sessions on topics such as knife crime, gangs, joint enterprise, CSE/grooming, reality of prison.

Parents/carers: information sessions on 'gangs and county lines' and 'knife crime'.

Initial session/assembly is free; thereafter 1 session £350, half day £600, full day £850.  

Contact: CJ Burge (SOS+ Coordinator)

Email Coralyn Burge

Tel: 07387 410 976  or 0808 801 0600
 

Website

Hear2Change - Solace Women's AidFREE

Secondary


Violence against women and girls (VAWG) prevention programme. Can provide educational group work to whole PSHE classes or targeted groups, covering:

  • understanding identity and intersectionality
  • understanding root causes to VAWG
  • understanding power and control
  • healthy and unhealthy relationships and consent
  • self esteem, emotional wellbeing and empowerment
  • developing campaigning skills to speak out against violence

Also provide one-to-one support for young people who have experienced / are at risk from any form of VAWG. 

Contact

Sasa Onyango

07500 115 761

hear2change@solacewomensaid.org / s.onyango@solacewomensaid.org
Website

FORWARD

Primary Secondary Parents

FGM awareness raising workshops delivered in a gentle, age-appropriate and culturally sensitive way to primary school (Year 5 and 6), secondary school and college students. 

Also parent sessions, FGM prevention and safeguarding training for all staff members and a ‘Train the Trainers’ course.

Tel: 020 8960 4000

youth@forwarduk.org.uk   

Website

Islington Primary Computing and Online Safety team

Primary Secondary Parents

Support around online safety through a service level agreement: to SLT; whole school audit and CPD - for staff, governors, parents (including practical parent sessions); a scheme of work, classroom support, assemblies and ideas for pupils; “Digital Leaders”

Contact: Katy Potts

Email Katy Potts

Tel: 020 7527 5784


Website
FREE

Targeted Youth Support

Primary Secondary


Support and advice for young people aged 10-21 around issues such as finding work, training, sexual health, keeping safe and drugs and alcohol. Also counselling service.

Deliver/support lessons on a range of topics including weapons awareness, keeping yourself safe, crime and consequences.

Email TYS

tel: 020 7527 5695


Website

FREE

Victim support

Primary Secondary Parents

Emotional and practical support for all victims of crime aged 5 – 18 years old.

Workshops to raise awareness of the impact that general and specific crimes can have on the individual and/or community. Also offer workshops on topics such as gang awareness, victim empathy and other crime-related topics.

Also run a Youth Mediation Service for young people (15-18 years old) who have been involved with a dispute. The mediation programme enables early conflict resolution between involved parties with aims to prevent escalation and involvement/intervention of additional support services. For referrals, contact Islington.ASB@victimsupport.org.uk or 020 7506 3224.

Contact

Enoch Baffour

enoch.baffour@victimsupport.org.uk
Youth specific website: You and Co 

Website

FREE

Islington traffic and safety team

Primary Secondary

Road safety training, initiatives and resources, bikeability cycle training and help with school travel plan.

Contact

020 7527 2547

road.safety@islington.gov.uk
Website
FREE

RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Water Safety

Primary

In-class presentations, resources and advice to help teach children how to stay safe in, on and around the water.

Contact

Samuel_Johnson@rnli.org.uk
Website

FREE

Transport for London Safety and Citizenship Team

Primary Secondary

School Liaison Officers can deliver in-school presentations - 1 hr multimedia interactive sessions promoting the safe and responsible use of public transport - especially for Year 6 transition to secondary.

Contact

020 7565 7303

tflsafetyandcitizenship@ltmuseum.co.uk
 
FREE

London Fire Brigade

Primary Secondary

60-minute fire safety education sessions for years 2, 5 and 8.

Also offer free Cadets programme for ages14-17 to gain a BTEC level 2 qualification in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community. For more information contact Edward.bywater@London-fire.gov.uk

Contact

020 8555 1200

info@london-fire.gov.uk
 
FREE

Dogs Trust

Primary Secondary Parents

Workshops about responsible dog ownership, being safe around dogs and Dogs Trust, delivered by teacher-trained Education and Community officers. Adaptable for KS1 to KS4.

Contact

educ@dogstrust.org.uk
Website

FREE

Alone in London

Secondary Parents

Support for young people who are homeless / at risk of homelessness.
Range of services, mostly with individuals/families.
Speakers for workshops, lessons or assemblies in Islington schools.

Contact

020 7278 4224

ALSEnquiries@depaulcharity.org.uk
Website
FREE

Safer London

Primary Secondary

2 services provided in Islington:

Empower - 1-1 intervention that supports young women aged 11-18 who are at risk or experiencing CSE, or who are gang affected. CSE training is also available.

Mentoring - matches young people aged 10-18 at risk of offending behaviour, or demonstrating behavioural problems at school, with trained volunteer mentors.

Contact

info@saferlondon.org.uk 
Website

FREE

Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS)

Parents

A service for victim/suriviors of domestic violence. SASS provide advocacy, advice, risk assessment and safety planning around domestic violence. Advocacy includes housing, criminal and civil justice remedies. Work flexibly to meet the variable and challenging support needs of service users and their children. 

Contact

0207 619 1350

advocacy@solacewomensaid.org 
Website
FREE

Families First

Primary Secondary Parents

Whole family support to families who need a bit of extra help on a wide range of issues, from worklessness, to parenting, domestic violence to mental health issues, attendance to behaviour. All schools have a FF link person who can attend Team Around the School/pastoral care meetings etc.

Contact

020 7527 4343

ffcontacts@islington.gov.uk
Website
FREE

CAMHS

Primary Secondary Parents

Contribute to PSHE lessons on mental health to raise awareness of the service.

Contact

Contact your school's CAMHS worker through your school pastoral team

 

FREE

Hear2Change - Solace Women's Aid

Secondary


Violence against women and girls (VAWG) prevention programme. Can provide educational group work to whole PSHE classes or targeted groups, covering:

  • understanding identity and intersectionality
  • understanding root causes to VAWG
  • understanding power and control
  • healthy and unhealthy relationships and consent
  • self esteem, emotional wellbeing and empowerment
  • developing campaigning skills to speak out against violence

Also provide one-to-one support for young people who have experienced / are at risk from any form of VAWG. 

Contact

Sasa Onyango

07500 115 761

hear2change@solacewomensaid.org / s.onyango@solacewomensaid.org
Website

NSPCC Speak Out. Stay Safe.FREE

Primary

Child-friendly, interactive assemblies for KS1 and KS2 and workshops for years 5 & 6 help children:

  • understand abuse in all its forms and recognise the signs of abuse
  • know how to protect themselves from all forms of abuse
  • know how to get help, and the sources of help available to them, including Childline.

See video.

Contact

Jenna Lloyd, Schools Service Area Coordinator

020 3826 3541 / 07881 518 093

jenna.lloyd@nspcc.org.uk
Website

Ben Kinsella Trust

Primary Secondary

Workshops to raise awareness of the consequences of knife crime for primary (Year 5 or 6) or secondary pupils. Hosted at the Trust's exhibition at the Finsbury Library in Islington. Lesson materials available to support the workshops.

Contact

07712 306103

sophia.antoniazzi@benkinsella.org.uk
Website
FREE

ABIANDA Project

Secondary

Social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs and provides training for the professionals who work with them. Provide frontline services for young women aged 11 to 24.

The Star Project (10-16) - new service for young women aged 10-16 who may be at risk of gangs or county line activity. Will focus on preventative group work in schools and youth settings as well as some 1:1 interventions.

Contact

020 7686 0520

hello@abianda.com

Website

FREE

Family Action Young Carers' Service

Primary Secondary Parents

Islington and Camden Young Carers’ Service works with young carers aged 8-18, and the whole family, to look at ways of supporting both the young carer and the person who needs care. They can help through home visits, young carers' assessments, counselling, support for schools/professionals to identify and help young carers.

Islington and Camden Young Carers leaflet

Young Carers launch resource pack

Contact

020 7254 6251

info@family-action.org.uk

Website

Islington Safeguarding Children Board (ISCB)FREE

Primary Secondary Parents

The ISCB website has links to local and national documents relating to all aspects of safeguarding, including CSE (including information for young people), FGM (including Islington FGM risk assessment tool), gangs and youth violence, children missing from education, as well as details for reporting child protection concerns.

Website 

FREEConnected Minds

Primary Secondary Parents

Gareth Cort from Connected Minds (previously from Childnet International) can support schools with training and consultancy around online safety and has delivered successful sessions with children and young people, parents and staff at Islington schools.

Website

FREEThe Lighthouse

Primary Secondary Parents

Safe space to support children and young people to report and recover from sexual abuse. The website includes a film for children.

Website

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Primary Secondary Parents


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