Information for Children and Young People

On this page you will find links to many local and national services that can support you or someone you know.  On the right you can view young people's versions of some of the key Government legislation and guidance that we work to.

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Local Services

A huge amount of local information can be found in the Reading Services Guide (www.reading.gov.uk/servicesguide). Here you can access ReadingYouth.com which provides you with access to a wide variety of events, activities and organisations for young people in Reading.  

Emotional Wellbeing

Reading Borough Council have made the Off the Record Booklet available for every secondary school child in Reading.  A copy is attached on the right.

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Useful National Points of Contact

Child Abuse

NSPCC - Call 0808 800 5000, www.nspcc.org.uk  

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E Safety

Report abuse - (CEOP) Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
www.ceop.gov.uk

Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people - www.thinkuknow.co.uk  

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Drugs and Alcohol

FRANK - www.talktofrank.com  
A website for young people providing free, confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day.

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Self Harm

Self-harm - www.selfharm.org.uk  
A website for young people that provides information about self-harming.

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Physical, mental and sexual health

YoungMinds - www.youngminds.org.uk  
A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.

Ask Brook - www.brook.org.uk  
Provides free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people under the age of 25.

Samaritans 08457909090 - www.samaritans.org.uk  

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Missing

Missing Person Helpline - 0500 700700, www.missingpeople.org.uk  

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