Information for parents, guardians and carers

Open access

The Lift youth programme is open access and young people can come and go as they please.

We ask that all children and young people using the centre fill in a registration form which can be done on the first visit. For children aged 12 years old this needs to be completed by a parent. Young people aged 13+ can complete one for themselves.

Illness or emergency

If a young person is not feeling well for any reason, or recently tested positive for coronavirus they should not attend.

In the case of a personal emergency we will endeavour to make contact with the nominated emergency contact on the registation form. There are qualified first aiders on duty.

If the building has to close for any reason, young people will be expected to make their own arrangements to get home. Use of a mobile phone will be provided on request.


All our staff are DBS checked on a regular basis. Youth workers also attend training provided by the Islington Safeguarding Children Partnership. Our Designated Safeguarding Person is Judith Samuel who can be contacted on 07825 098689 or emailed at

Support for Parents

We know that being a parent is not always easy and that all families need extra support at some stage. We are at hand to provide advice and programmes that can bring about positive change for families and young people. Typical issues that we can gelp with include improving school attendance, reducing risky behaviour and increasing aspirations.

Parents can use one of the services below to meet with a youth worker or you can contact us.

Lift Youth Workers

Youth workers are available for help and advice both in person and over the phone. Read more

Emotional Wellbeing Team

This service offers young people aged 8-18 social and emotional support during challenging times in their l... Read more

Last updated: 18/12/2023 04:59PM