Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance have developed a suite of free CPD online training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children. Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace. This ABA online course is CPD approved which means it is certified as counting towards your continuing professional development
The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. One of our main projects is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme which has trained over 22,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools.
As part of our All Together programme we developed a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs but applies to all children. Training modules include:
What is bullying?, Bullying and the Law, Bullying and SEN/disability, 10 principles to reduce bullying, Preventing bullying, Responding to bullying, Cyberbullying. Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace.
There have been a number of cases over the years of people with autism being wrongly arrested or approached by the police due to their ‘unusual and stereotyped behaviour’. Our new ‘Autism and the police service’ module aims to make the police more aware of autism spectrum disorders and give them a better understanding of autism and ways in which they can offer support to individuals on the spectrum. (Cost £25.00)
Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS or any other difficulties with food, weight and shape. Beat’s aims are to change the way everyone thinks and talks about eating disorders, to improve the way services and treatment are provided and to help anyone believe that their eating disorder can be overcome
Across our programmes of work at Become we aim to build young people’s emotional wellbeing, resilience and self-worth to help them live powerfully and purposefully. Our Care Advice Line is a confidential service that children in care and young care leavers can call for free, offering down to earth information and advice.
This website was conceived as a way of sharing expertise about brain injury. We aim to provide this information in an undertsandable language and hope that parents, teachers and families find it helpful on their on-going journey following a child’s brain injury.
Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year. They also provide sex and relationships education (SRE) in a range of settings and training courses for professionals working with young people.
Being a teenager can be a really exciting time but it can also seem like there are too many choices you’re being asked to make! Don’t worry – we’re here to help you sort through all these decisions and point you in the right direction. We support you by encouraging you to make your own decisions about your next steps.
We’ll offer you advice and guidance when you ask, and practical help when you need it.
Free and confidential helpline providing homelessness advice and support to anyone in England aged 16-25. The Team can also offer advice to people worried about a young person they know. The Centrepoint Helpline can help with issues including sofa surfing, options for when the Council cannot provide support, pregnant women and those with children, non-UK citizens and fleeing violence. The team connects callers to the right services as quickly as possible and can help young people put a plan into action. Calls to 0808 80 numbers are free from landlines and mobiles in the UK.
The Citizenship Foundation inspires young people to take part in society as equal members. We help them to understand the law, politics and democratic life. We promote participation, we help teachers to teach citizenship and we work with young people on issues that concern them. We want society to be fairer, more inclusive and more cohesive. We want a democracy in which everyone has the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take part as effective citizens. We help teachers to help young people take responsible action in their lives and communities and shape the world around them.
We have a strong commitment to equality and diversity both within the organisation and in the service we provide. We aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
We use ‘Positive action’ initiatives whenever an under-represented group is identified. Legislation enables ‘positive action’ activity to be undertaken around issues of gender, disability, race, age, sexual orientation and religion or belief.
Please see our website for information on our latest career vacancies and how to apply with Positive Action.
Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe and free to be yourself. Relationships can be confusing and it can be difficult to understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour. But disrespectful and unacceptable behaviour can come in many forms. It isn’t limited to just physical behaviour; it can also go way beyond that. For example, it’s not OK for someone to try and pressure you into sending a nude pic, or to expect the same things to happen that they’ve seen in a porn film. If someone makes you do something you don’t want to, makes you feel scared, intimidated or tries controlling you, it’s not acceptable and is never OK.
Ditch the label are one of the largest pro-equality and anti-bullying charities in the world, promoting equality and empowering people aged 12-25 to overcome bullying. They are a digital charity, which means that most of their support is provided online through our website and partnerships with games and social networks. Each month, thousands of people benefit from their pioneering digital support programs. They have a team of digital support mentors who empower people to overcome bullying through their website and partnership with other online communities. They also provide one-to-one and group help and produce widely used self-help guides and materials.
The Dot Com Children’s Foundation is committed to empowering children. We are dedicated to building children’s self-worth and values to ensure they reach their full potential. Our programme is a universal safeguarding tool supported by the Home Office. It is used in schools and other settings to:
– help every child realise their potential;
– highlight children who need more targeted intervention; and
– ensure children have the knowledge and confidence they need to make good decisions in life, especially about their own safety.
Leading youth Charity the DofE gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. Find out more about doing your DofE, volunteering for us and supporting our Charity.
The Duke of Edinburgh has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities. The world’s leading youth achievement award, the DofE in the UK is proud to be part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, which drives and supports global growth.
From Feb 1st 2017 Devon Youth service will become DYS Space Ltd. We are proud that the existing staff team have successfully set up a Public Sector Mutual organisation, and secured a 3-year contract from Devon County Council, to ensure that young people can continue to receive the high quality services they are used to. Unlocking potential with young people and their communities. This is underpinned by a set of values we aim to operate by with each other and with our stakeholders. Whilst these values, respect, integrity, accountability, collaboration, determination and dynamic, are a self explanatory set of words, we are determined to live and breathe them as we develop our organisation and future partnerships.
EACH is the award-winning charity for adults and young people affected by homophobia and transphobia. It is also a not-for-profit training agency for employers and organisations committed to realising an equal and safe working environment for all regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexuality.
he Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is a charity and one of the Government’s ‘What Works Centres’. Since 2013, we are the go-to organisation for evidence and advice on early intervention for tackling the root causes of social problems for children and young people. We focus on conception to early adulthood. As a What Works Centre, we develop and use the best evidence to change practice and investment from tackling problems too late to intervening much earlier. We want to ensure that the support that children and families receive is shown to be effective in helping them.
ENABLE (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) aims to tackle bullying in a holistic way, helping young people exercise their fundamental rights in the home, school, class and community (i.e. peer group). It will be implemented in a half dozen countries across Europe, rolled out to 6,000 young people ages 11-14 years, 2,000 parents and at least 30 schools and aims to develop social and emotional learning skills as a means of building resilience in young people so that they can better understand and become more responsible and effective for their on- and offline social interactions.
Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them. Real people, real stories, real change. Fixers have different backgrounds, interests and life experiences, and come from every corner of the UK. But they do have several important things in common. They are motivated by a desire to act on an issue that is important to them or a strong desire to help other people.
Working in partnership to help people to recover from the causes and devastating effects of problematic substance use is what we do. Anyone can access our services. We work with individuals, families and young people. Where someone has needs that cannot be met within the agency we will facilitate access to the best available service. The agency’s services extend into many areas of health and social need through collaboration with a wide range of other organisations in Plymouth and the South West. We offer a safe place for people to explore how they can make positive changes in their lives.
Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through a range of frontline services run from its Nottingham base and via a network of more than 100 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.
Hiblio is an exciting new WebTV service from the digital people at Torbay Hospital. The channel is the first of its kind in the NHS. It’s aim is to provide trusted information about health, wellbeing and lifestyle to the residents of Devon and beyond. To do this, they are working with healthcare professionals, established charities and public bodies. It’s youth content provides short videos across a range of subjects.
I Need Help is here to listen, perhaps when all other routes, such as tutors, fellow students, parents, or friends, have been tried. Or if you want to speak to someone in total privacy and not involve tutors or parents or friends – we might be the ideal alternative. We are here to offer a supportive caring ear, where the act of listening will hopefully give you clarity or reassurance, and prevent a stressful situation turning into a crisis.
i-HOP is a one-stop knowledge hub to support all professionals in working with children and families of offenders, bringing together useful information in one place. i-HOP is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by Barnardo’s.
Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. We provide help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGBT communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health and other organisations.
As an Executive Member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), Internet Matters work with government, industry, law enforcement, academia and other charities to keep children and young people safe online. As part of this organisation, their vision is to create a world where all children and young people can safely enjoy the benefits of the digital world. Whether you’re looking for information for the first time, or an old hand, the website has everything you need to help make your children’s online life fulfilling, fun and above all safe.
We work internationally to make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed. We’re a not-for-profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission.
Just for Kids Law delivers holistic, client-led support to children and young people from crisis to stability and onwards into independence. We do this through our innovative, community-based legal representation, advocacy and opportunities programme. We drive systemic change through strategic litigation and policy reform. We aim to be the UK’s leading experts in youth justice law, sharing our knowledge, expertise and model across the UK and the world.
Learn how children use the internet and how you can keep them safe from abuse. Working at your own pace, this introductory training course will help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with.
Know Drugs: The Parents Guide iPhone/iPad app provides parents and carers with all of the essential information and advice you need to understand the important issues around young people’s drug use. Using video, graphics and photos this essential app equips you with a comprehensive collection of resources that you can use to educate your teenager about the world of drugs.
Whether you are a teenager who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or you are the parent/carer or teacher of someone who has the condition, we understand that you face lots of challenges and have many questions and concerns.
How healthy is your relationship? Not sure if your boyfriend is the real deal? Does your girlfriend value you for who you are? Do you feel respected by your partner? Why not try our Loves Me…Loves Me Not quiz to find out how healthy your relationship is. This is confidential but you must answer questions honestly to get the best answer.
Men’s Advice Line: confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). We help by: giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; signposting you to other services for specialist help.
Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14 and 1 in 10 children and young people has a mental health disorder. Schools are on the frontline when it comes to supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing. Staff working in schools are ideally placed to recognise and respond to early signs of mental health difficulties in children and young people. The below series of films, featuring some of the Centre’s child mental health experts, aim to provide help and guidance to teachers on a range of issues including low mood, anxiety and self-harm. These are the first in a series of videos the Schools in Mind network will be releasing to support teachers. To keep informed of future releases, please join the School in Mind network for free here.
Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender issues amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
MindEd will help you become informed and better equipped when dealing with children and young people. It is aimed at anyone working or volunteering regularly with children or young people, 0-18 years of age. There are a range of materials extending from the general level to more specialised levels. The majority of children develop healthy minds and bodies, but it helps us to help them if we understand better what is healthy, how to support good health and what needs closer attention. MindEd provides free educational resources containing advice, guidance and information on managing a wide range of mental health issues in children and teens.
My Dangerous Loverboy is a pioneering campaign from Eyes Open Creative aiming to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation and trafficking of young people. Using the acclaimed My Dangerous Loverboy short film alongside the Love or Lies Education Resource, this campaign aims to open up people’s eyes to the harsh realities of sexual exploitation. You can help fight against this crime.
If you have an autistic student in your class, you may not know about the many small ways in which you can help them to have a better time at school. Sometimes it’s a little bit of the right kind of extra support which can make all the difference to someone on the autism spectrum who is struggling. If you are a teacher or education professional, sign up to our MyWorld campaign now to get free information and resources straight to your inbox every fortnight. The campaign is designed to help teachers and other education professionals support pupils on the autism spectrum in schools, by providing access to the best free resources and information.
MyBnk is an award-winning UK charity that teaches young people how to manage their money and set up their own enterprise. We design and deliver programmes for 11-25 year olds in schools and youth organisations. Our Mission is: To empower young people to take charge of their future by bringing money and enterprise to life.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) is a registered charity (No. 1009143), founded in 1990 to address the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem. This includes children of all ages, many of whose problems only become apparent in adulthood.
In response to potential concerns from teachers, the LGfL have developed the ‘Counter-Extremism – narratives and conversations’ resource in partnership with Sara Khan from counter-extremism and women’s rights organisation Inspire.
Youth work focuses on working holistically with young people. It’s about building resilience and character and giving young people the life skills (often totally misleadingly described as “soft”) they need to live, learn, work and interact successfully with other people. The National Youth Agency is the national body for this important, under-recognised discipline. We have taken the lead in championing it for fifty years. But as the choices and challenges facing young people get more demanding and the public funding to support them diminishes, our mission gets more urgent every day.
Whatever you need2know about, this is the site for you. From information about your health and relationships, to finding out the facts about law, this is where you can find out what you want, when you want it. Click on and get your head around what’s on the web.
No Knives Better Lives is a national initiative which works with local organisations to provide information and support. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the consequences of carrying a knife and provides information on local activities and opportunities for young people.
We are a parent/carer led support group. In March 1992 a group of parents and professionals, concerned with children on the autistic spectrum, formed the North Devon Forum for Autism and Related Behaviours. The scope soon widened to include adults. In 2015 the name of the forum was updated to reflect the whole spectrum of conditions and also ADHD (incorporating ADD).
Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want. This service is free and ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’ In line with CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme, some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.
Parent Zone offers membership to professionals who work with families, children and young people to help them thrive and stay safe in the digital age. Join our club and gain access to a fantastic range of resources and support, invaluable to anyone working in online safety. We offer two tiers of membership: Digital Safety membership is for individuals and non-school organisations and groups, while Digital Schools membership is specially tailored to schools and teachers.
Pause works with women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care. Through an intense programme of support, it aims to break this cycle and give women the opportunity to reflect, tackle destructive patterns of behaviour, and to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future.
PDREC is an independent and impartial registered charity working across Plymouth, Exeter and Devon to promote equality of opportunity and towards eliminating racial discrimination. We have an office in Plymouth.
POPS provide information and support to the families of offenders from their earliest contact with the Criminal Justice System (CJS), through to release and beyond. Described as the ‘Continuum of Care’, POPS model of service delivery is the skeleton around which we build consistent and coordinated services which ensure offenders’ families have access to timely and appropriate support throughout their contact with the Criminal Justice System. The ‘Continuum of Care’ encourages effective partnerships and robust referral systems to ensure families are able, at all times, to receive the tailored support they require to address their particular needs.
Rape Crisis England & Wales is a national charity and the umbrella body for our network of independent member Rape Crisis Centres. On this site you will find: how to get help if you’ve experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any kind of sexual violence, and details of your nearest Rape Crisis services; information for friends, partners, family and other people supporting a sexual violence survivor; information about sexual violence for survivors, students, journalists and others; more about our work, our members and how you can support us.
These are behaviour-change programmes run in small groups aiming to: help men stop being violent and abusive; help them learn how to relate to their partners in a respectful and equal way; show them non-abusive ways of dealing with difficulties in their relationships and cope with their anger; keep their partner safer.
The Revenge Porn Helpline is the UK’s only dedicated service supporting adults. Call for free, one-on-one confidential advice and support via email and phone. If you’re reading this because someone has distributed intimate photos or videos of you either off or online, you have been a victim and deserve support. You are not alone.
Rise Above is where you will find interesting and useful stuff from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. You’ll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice. There are lots of ways you can get involved. Sign up and sign in to comment, share your ideas with Team Rise Above or have a say on what we feature on the site.
1 in 6 men have been targets of rape or sexual abuse, that’s 5 million men in the UK. Abusers don’t discriminate – it can happen to any man, of any age, race, class or sexual identity. Our trained professionals provide a range of services to support men in working through their experiences. Safeline has over 20 years’ experience in working with rape and sexual abuse and our research shows that the clients we work with report a significant improvement in their mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to regain control of their lives and play a more active role within their communities.
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Schools in Mind is a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools. The network provides a trusted source of up-to-date and accessible information and resources that school leaders, teachers and support staff can use to support the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care. As an independent charity we bring together leading clinicians and researchers dedicated to improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of support and provision. All our materials are based on rigorous evidence and have been thoroughly evaluated in schools. By signing up to the network education professionals can access a range of events, resources, training and consultation to better support the mental health and wellbeing of their school communities.
Schools have an important role in teaching children to protect themselves from all kinds of abuse, including online abuse. Download the NSPCC free Share Aware teaching resources and help teach your class to stay safe online.
Since 2003; delivering high impact theatre performances and workshops to support secondary schools over the whole of the United Kingdom. Targetting specific year groups and PSHE themes Solomon are specialists in communicating messages that result in crime reduction, improved community safety and the promotion of healthy schools and healthy lifestyles.
The South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Trust is a not-for-profit charitable trust providing schools and other establishments with safe, secure, managed and supported connectivity and associated services, learning technologies to improve outcomes, and the toolkit for being safer online.
The Speak Out, Stay Safe programme (formerly ChildLine Schools Service) uses specially trained volunteers to talk to primary school children about abuse. The NSPCC launched the Speak out Stay safe programme so that a generation of children have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Offered at no cost to schools, it will ensure all children aged 4-11 learn this essential safeguarding information in a lively, interactive and memorable way. By the end of our visit we know pupils feel empowered and can speak out and stay safe.
Stand Against Violence works with young people up to the age of 25 years and their associates to prevent violence. Our work to date has received overwhelmingly positive feedback reporting reductions in violence, fighting and improved attitudes towards violence. We deliver violence prevention workshops and talks to education establishments, businesses, and the Community. The workshops and talks focus on personal safety; anger and aggression; basic life support and the awareness of choices and consequences. These workshops are ideal for PSHE, safeguarding and safety awareness education.
The Stand Up To Bullying Campaign is organised by The Diana Award, a legacy charity to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. We identify and develop young people, then engage them in social action. They are proud to have the enthusiastic support of HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry and their team at the Royal Charities Forum of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Practical advice and teaching activities to help educators explore e-safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders in Key Stage 3 and 4. Each of the 4 sections which make up the STAR programme have been developed from information gathered by teaching practitioners who work directly within this sector and the key areas of concerns they imparted.
These free materials are designed to empower pupils and students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Find the lessons that are just right for your classroom. Browse by Key Stage or Year Group, for cross-curricular lessons which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.
The campaign is aimed at 6-11 year olds, the key message is ‘you need to use good road safety behaviour or you could come to real harm’. The campaign also demonstrates the correct road safety behaviours. There are also downloadable resources in the ‘grown-ups’ section.
www.talkaboutalcohol.com is written and managed by a charity called The Alcohol Education Trust (AET). The talkaboutalcohol.com site is designed to be used by young people in a classroom setting as part of PSHE lessons on alcohol. It is designed mainly for Key stage 3 and complements the Talk About Alcohol teacher workbook, which is full of lesson plans, games and worksheets.
The Honest Truth road safety charity is working to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads. This website is designed to tell you “The Honest Truth” using information, statistics and real stories to show you how small changes save lives. We’re working to help reduce anti social driving and the number of 17-24 year olds killed or seriously injured on our roads by getting messages to young drivers through Approved Driving Instructors.
Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome.
We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.
Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum. Together with their families, this means autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. Find out about diagnosing autism (including Asperger syndrome), and the impact on people and their families, and find advice and support on all aspects of life with autism.
The Prince’s Trust supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.
Families can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
We are the leading UK charity that speaks out for all children and young people who are expected to have short lives. Together with everyone who provides care and support to these children and families, we are here to help them have as fulfilling lives as possible and the very best care at the end of life. We can’t change the diagnosis, but we can help children and families make the most of their time together.
UK Youth is a leading national charity that reaches 693,000 young people every year through the largest network of youth clubs and projects. For over 100 years we have been enabling young peo-ple to learn and succeed. We support young people through a range of innovative programmes to gain life-skills that build confidence, resilience and make them more employable.
Are you looking for help and support as a victim of crime? The Victim care directory is to help victims of crime find the support they need and provide you with as much general information and advice as possible within one place. Go to ‘Find Support’ on the navigation bar of this website to search the directory of organisations that are badged as part of the victim care support services for Devon and Cornwall. You can contact the organisations directly for signposting and advice.
Virtual College have pioneered e-learning and blended learning in industry and the public sector. Specialists in training management and online training. Working alongside safeguarding boards, Virtual College has delivered online safeguarding training to over 1 million people and is the UK’s leading provider. In this fast-paced environment it is essential that all courses are up to date and to ensure this is the case, Virtual College continues to work with subject matter experts to constantly review and update all courses taking this responsibility away from our customers.
This website is designed to provide you with the information you need to help you make informed decisions about legal highs. The content of this site is provided by independent advisors including leading experts in toxicology.
Commissioned by Devon County Council with funding from the Home Office, Department of Health, Youth Justice Board and DCC: Y-SMART is the Drug and Alcohol Service for under-18s, throughout Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay). We aim to provide high quality, accessible, targeted prevention and treatment services specifically for young people across the county. Wherever possible, our service is confidential, promotes physical and mental well-being and reduces harm that can be associated with drug and alcohol use for young people and their families.
Addaction helps people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health – we support people to making lasting change in their lives. You can find us all over the UK – at 120 services from Cornwall to Scotland – helping adults, young people, families and communities to change for the better. We are one of the UK’s leading and largest specialist drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities. We believe that effective treatment needs to be tailored to the individual. Each person needs committed and caring support as they move forward step by step.
Young Advisors are young people aged between 15 and 24, who stimulate social action by showing community leaders and decision makers how to engage young people in community life, local decision making and improving services. Working through a social enterprise model, we deliver public service reform helping direct limited resources to where it is needed most.
Established in 1949, Young Devon is a progressive charity that exists to ‘change the odds in favour of young people’. We aim to challenge negative stereotypes and campaign shoulder-to-shoulder with young people. Young Devon’s primary objective is to enhance lives and promote opportunity for those least likely to have their voices heard.
Young Women’s Trust supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty. Work It Out is a free telephone and online coaching service to support young women, aged 18-30 years, who are unemployed or who are in insecure employment. Free coaching session by phone or online. Sessions are normally about half an hour.
The aim of the Youth Justice Resource Hub (the Hub) has been to create a single online resource for the youth justice community. The Hub has been designed, and will continue to be updated, to improve knowledge management, dissemination of effective practice, organisational and individual learning, and interactive information sharing.
The YZUP Addaction service provides a targeted and specialist outcome focused, recovery oriented, community alcohol and drug treatment system for young people on behalf of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Drug and Alcohol Action Team (CIOSDAAT) partnership. We provide high quality, effective and safe community based specialist substance misuse treatment services to children and young people primarily aged between 11 and 18 years of age and resident in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, who are experiencing substance related harm, and support that enables universal and targeted services for children and young people to respond to substance misuse issues.