Services with this logo are funded or provided by Islington 




Families First

Primary Secondary Parents

Each primary school has a Families First link person, who is available to attend Team Around the School/ Pastoral Care meetings; to run coffee mornings, do advice surgeries for parents and run parenting programmes.

Families First offer 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.
To contact email: or call 020 7527 4343

Islington Families Intensive Team (IFIT)FREE

Primary Secondary Parents

IFIT offers a whole family intensive approach for families with multiple and complex needs. The service supports families to make positive changes in a range of different areas of their lives. Work can include support for at children at risk of child sexual exploitation and teenage pregnancy. We also support families to have better relationships overall, such as promoting positive relationships between parents and their children. To be eligible, families will include a child who is 10 – 18 years old.

Contact IFIT on 020 7527 2319 for more information.

Family Information ServiceFREE

Primary Secondary Parents

The Family Information Service provides information and advice to help families with children and young people, from pre-birth to 25 years, find the services they need, including childcare, things to do, parenting programmes and support, money advice and services for disabled children.


Family Action Islington and Camden Young Caters Service

Primary Secondary Parents

The service supports young people 8-18 who have caring responsibilities and their families.  Young carers are those who provide care to another family member who has a physical illness or disability, learning difficulty or disability, or has a problem with drugs or alcohol.  The service offers whole family assessment and support with the aim of reducing the caring role undertaken, reducing the negative impacts of the role and increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.  Support and assessment is offered in the community via home visits.
The service also runs targeted group sessions for young carers focusing upon key themes such as emotional wellbeing, body image, relationships, keeping mentally healthy, mindfulness. 
If you feel staff would benefit from support in identifying and responding to young carers then workshops & briefings can be arranged, also the service can support to deliver PHSE, assembly or group programmes within the school if appropriate.

To discuss a referral please call the team manager: Rachel Trotter 0207 272 6933 or email

Independent Information Advice and Support Service for SEND

Primary Secondary ParentsFREE

The SEND Community Support Service provides free, legally based, impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support on all matters relating to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) including:
• Help to complete SEN-related paperwork such as requests for EHC assessment, Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
• Information, advice and support to help resolve conflicts and disagreements e.g. with schools, colleges and the Local Authority

For further information call 0203 031 6651 or email


Expert Patient Program (EPP)

Primary Secondary Parents

Whittington Health's EPP is for anyone living with one or more long term health conditions such as asthma, chronic fatigue, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), depression, diabetes, heart disease,  multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and on-going back pain. The programme is designed to help individuals gain greater confidence in their ability to control symptoms and find new ways to reduce the effects their condition has on their lives.