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Advice for families of drug users

Lots of families in the UK are living with a loved one who is using or trying to come off drugs. If you're the parent, partner, child or carer of a drug user, you may feel worried, frustrated and alone. It's important to recognise this and get the help and…

Age of Consent

According to the Sexual Offences Act 2003, it’s a criminal offence for any kind of sexual activity to take place between two people where one or both participants is under 16. Remember that laws differ round the world – this is only regarding the law…


Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will: work alongside knowledgeable staff earn valuable experience gain job-specific skills earn a wage and get holiday pay study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week) Apprenticeships take 1 to 4…

Are you being bullied?

Some forms of bullying are illegal and should be reported to the police. These include: violence or assault theft repeated harassment or intimidation, for example name calling, threats and abusive phone calls, emails or text messages hate crimes Call 999 if you or someone else is in…

Assistance when out and about: sensory bags, visual aids etc

ASDA Shopping aids, Makaton shopping listHappy Little Helpers shopping lists are now available in more than 300 of our larger stores to make trips to the supermarket less stressful for autistic children. They were created by our brilliant Middlesbrough colleague Jenny, whose five-year-old son Charlie has…

Autism Strategy for Children and Young People in Cornwall

Our vision is that Cornwall is a county committed to supporting children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) to achieve positive outcomes. Children, young people and their families will be able access services which meet their needs. Families will feel supported through the…

Bonfire Night Safety

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Boredom Busters and Learning Resources for Young People

Arts and Design NHS Cornwall Heroes CompetitionAre you aged from 4 to 18-years-old and want to see your work featured in an online gallery that celebrates our NHS heroes!? Just select one of the photos of NHS staff provided with this post to create your…
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