Children / Young People
This page contains information and links to other webpages on a range of information which may be relevant to you. If you are concerned about your own safety or that of another child/young person, you can contact the Children's Referral and Assessment Team on 01635 503090 (9am to 5 pm Mon to Thurs; 9am to 4.30pm Fri) At all other times contact the Out of Hours Duty Team on 01344 786543 You can also contact the NSPCC or Childline
Keeping safe with technology
Many people use technology on a regular basis, either the internet, mobile phones, games consoles, MP3s, etc. This can be great fun and a good way of keeping in contact with friends and finding out useful information.
It is important to keep safe when using technology and you may have already received guidance from your parents or school.
For more information, please follow the link to the Council's webpage. http://www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=21361
If you are concerned about bullying, either of yourself or another child/young person, there is help available. Follow the link to the Council's webpage for more information http://www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=21355
You can also contact the NSPCC or Childline - please see links on this page.
Advice for Young People
The launch of JUICE (a health advice service for young people) has been announced:
The launch of JUICE (http://www.getjuicy.co.uk/) has been announced (August 2010); a new NHS Berkshire Health Advice Service for young people living in West Berkshire, Reading, and Wokingham.
JUICE will aim to provide access to health advice and support for:
- relationships and contraception
- substance misuse
- emotional health
- diet and nutrition
This will all be provided through JUICE Points where treatment will also be available at designated schools, Connexions, Newbury College and, from September, a venue in the East of West Berkshire serving young people there.
Most importantly, please visit the website for further information and promote JUICE where possible. http://www.getjuicy.co.uk/