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Safety and Sexual Health Safety


NSPCC ~ Keeping children and young people safe online: NSPCC ~ preventing-abuse /keeping-children-safe/ online-safety/ talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/ How to decide when it’s safe for your child to be home on their own, and how to find alternatives if they’re not ready: NSPCC ~ Is My Child Ready To Be Left Home Alone

CEOP the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. Find out the latest information on how to stay safe on sites, mobiles and new technology. There’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. (run by CEOP)

Childline gives advice on bullying and online bullying and exploitation.

Kidscape: all types of bullying including cyberbullying

Bullying Advice (part of Family Lives)

Cycle Smart Foundation is committed to saving young people’s lives by promoting safer cycling and, in particular, the use of cycle helmets.

CAPT (the Child Accident Prevention Trust) is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. We exist because accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury for children and young people. Many of these accidents can be prevented.

ROSPA is a registered charity and has been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years. They promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.

THINK! This organisation provides road safety information for road users. Our aim is to encourage safer behaviour to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads every year.

The Mix is an online guide for 13-25 year olds. This is a free non-judgemental support and information site, for young people.

Child Employment  Children can only start full-time work after they reach the minimum school leaving age (the last Friday in June of the academic year in which they turn 16). Related Information: Please visit 

You can also find out more about working rules on under 13 years old, 13 to 14 year olds and 15 to 16 year olds. Information for Child Performers and Chaperones including Child Performance Licence Applications please use the following link.

Sexual Health

Safe Sex Berkshire is a new website available from NHS Berkshire which looks at all aspects of sex and keeping healthy, including: Sexual Health Matters (STD’s), Contraception (also emergency), Test Kits for HIV & Chlamydia, Pregnancy, Sex & Relationships, Gender Identity, Consent, Keeping Safe and details of local services available for young people.

Family Planning Reading Sexual Health, Contraceptive and Family Planning Advice, Unit 21a Craven Road, Reading. Florey Sexual Health Clinic

The Family Planning Association provides information and advice. 

Marie Stopes International is the UK's leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. Our nationwide network of sexual health clinics see over 100,000 men and women each year who come to us for information, advice and professional care. We are committed to providing all the help you need to make informed choices about your health. We ensure that there is no wait for appointments and that our centres are safe, friendly, and comfortable places to visit.

Brook provides advice and practical help with contraception and pregnancy testing, advice on unplanned pregnancies and sexual counselling for young men and women. Free confidential information for under 25’s. Contact the central office or check the phone book for details of your nearest centre.


Sexual Identity

Childline: Part of your sexual identity might involve working out if you are attracted to boys, girls, or both. It is normal for young people to become aware of their emotional and sexual feelings at different times.

ReachOUT: Find out more about Reading's LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) youth provision. ReachOUT

Supportu: A support service for those needing help with LGBT issues based in the Thames Valley.

Last reviewed May 2019.