Links

Politics

Youth citizenship – making a difference for you and your community! The government's new 'Join' initiative provides you with all the information you need about getting involved with politics, volunteering, securing funding for community projects and how to have an influence on big issues. Plus, find out how you can share your views on topics and events that affect you.

Child Rights Connect - Understanding your rights - Learn about the rights you have as a child as protected by the United Nations (UN).

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Police / Law

Childrens legal centre.com - Do you need help with your legal rights? The Children's Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.

Fearless .org is a UK charity that helps to identify, prevent, solve and reduce crime. Anyone with details of criminal activity can call anonymously, without fear of identification. Tel: 0800 555111.

Just for kids law is a UK charity. Just for Kids Law provides advocacy, support and assistance to young people in difficulty; particularly those in trouble with the law, looked after children and those at risk of exclusion from school. We combine specialist legal representation (often pro bono) with individualized packages of support to address the multiple and complex issues that our young people face and that prevents them fully engaging within society. Once their lives are stabilized they work with our opportunities program to get into positive activities including work, education or training.

Property Marking - Your fingerprints are unique and marking your personal possessions will make them unique too.

Youth Justice Board gov.uk - We work to prevent children and young people under 18 from offending or re-offending. We ensure custody is safe and secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.

Help for young victims: If you've been a victim of any crime or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, they can help you find the strength to deal with what you've been through.

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Relationships / sex

Intercom trust .org.uk is a lesbian gay bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, providing help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGB/T communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health, etc.

Eddystone .org.uk is an independent organisation providing information, training, and support for anyone affected by HIV and AIDS in the Devon & Cornwall areas of the UK.

#say something: It is not OK for someone to expect you or your friends to do things sexual: to dress up, take clothes off, touch them, for them to touch you or kiss you, even if they say they love you, that they are your special friend or because they give you money, cigerettes, drink or presents. 24/7, FREE, ANONYMOUS, CALL or TXT 116000.

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Support

Samaritans .org.uk is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Childline .org.uk Useful information and advice covering a wide range of issues including sexual orientation, transgender identity, stress, mental health, self harm, bullying, eating problems...

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Services

Cornwall .gov.uk/ - The Cornwall Youth Service (If link broken please type 'Youth Services' into their search.) Youth Cornwall provides services for young people aged 13 to 19 and for those up to 24 years with additional needs.

Young devon .org - Young Devon is a charity that was established in 1949 to support and deliver services to young people living in Devon.

Plymouth .gov.uk youth service: This on-line directory brings together information about services, activities, support and guidance for young people, aged 13-19 years, across Plymouth.
The aim is to meet young people's and practitioner's needs for information about things to do & places to go.

Torbay Integrated Youth Support Services - The Torbay Youth Service works to provide all young people, aged from 11 to 25 years in Torbay, with a range of enjoyable opportunities, challenging experiences and effective support that will enhance their personal and social development during the transition to adulthood.

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Abuse

NSPCC .org.uk - The NSPCC's vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. We campaign to change the law, provide ChildLine and the NSPCC helpline service, offer advice for adults, and much more. See what's new with our work – or make a difference by volunteering or donating.

The hide out .org.uk is a website aimed at children experiencing domestic violence.

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Health & Lifestyle

NHS Healthy eating for teens

Mentor UK: Mentor is the UK’s leading charity working to prevent alcohol and drug misuse among children and young people.

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General Youth Information

L8R - issues around sex, relationships, teenage parenthood, pregnancy, lifestyles, choices, peer pressure, alcohol, drugs.

The site .org is designed specifically for young people. It provides information and facts about important decisions they have to make about sex, relationships, careers, money, health, drugs, rights and housing. There is also an 'ask a question' section where people over 16 can ask for information via e-mail and will be answered by one of the sites advisors.

lhdiversity .org.uk promoting anti-intolerance learning. Become Local Heroes "ambassadors" for your school.

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Drugs

Talk to frank .com drug information website and helpline – 0800 776600. The website targets 11-21 year olds, and the parents of 11-18 year olds, but the service is for everyone

Harbour .org.uk/ - Harbour is here to help anyone, including family and friends, affected by the misuse of drugs and alcohol by providing information, education, assessment and care co-ordination.

Y smart .org.uk/ Advice and help for young people.

Mentor UK: Mentor is the UK’s leading charity working to prevent alcohol and drug misuse among children and young people.

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Have you heard?

#say something: It is not OK for someone to expect you or your friends to do things sexual: to dress up, take clothes off, touch them, for them to touch you or kiss you, even if they say they love you, that they are your special friend or because they give you money, cigarettes, drink or presents. 24/7, FREE, ANONYMOUS, CALL or TXT 116000.

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