Get help Self help info Children, young people & families Action for Children helps disadvantaged children, across the country, from birth and into their twenties. Bright Start Islington has information about services for under fives and their families run in children’s centres, nurseries, health centres, community centres and libraries across Islington. They support families from pregnancy to a child’s fifth birthday. Choices Islington Parenting Support supports parents through befriending, stay and play, courses and providing pre-loved baby clothes and equipment. Family Action helps to transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to families, across the country, who are experiencing poverty, social isolation and are disadvantaged. Family Information Service is a telephone and web-based information and advice service for children, young people, their families and practitioners working with them. The information provided includes: childcare, things to do, after-school clubs, services for disabled children, how to find jobs working with children and young people, health, family support services, tax credits and any other issues relating to family life. The Family Information Service provides a drop in session each Thursday, 9am to 12.30pm, at the Customer Centre, 222 Upper Street, N1 1XR. No need to book. Islington Fostering Service Fostering is looking after someone else’s child in your own home either short or long term. You may look after babies, children and young people up to 21. You will receive an allowance, training and support. izzy-info is the website for young people, packed with information and advice, details of local youth organisations, plus things to do and places to go. The Parent House opens doors to greater opportunities for parents. The Toy Project recycles unwanted new and used TOYS and gives them to children who need them.