2011 Archive

Alcohol Concern Reducing underage alcohol harm in A&E Settings http://bit.ly/hVJiPg 

December 2011 Please see our Christmas & New Year Stay Safe leaflet here – Staying Safe

December 2011 The Safe Space Project – St Paul’s Church in West Street provides support, first aid services & a place of safety to people in the town centre who have become vulnerable, injured or distressed is being run again this festive season.
Experienced staff from Hove YMCA & British Red Cross volunteers will be on hand at St Paul’s Church in West Street from 10.30pm to 2.30am on Friday and Saturday nights.
It’s a joint project backed by the NHS, the city’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team and Sussex Police with additional funding from Legal & General.
If someone has drunk too much or lost their friends, Safe Space workers can help them to get home safely. It will also save some people having to go to A&E.

December 2011 Spiked Drinks the NHS provides the below messages: – ‘What should I do if I think my drink may have been spiked?’

  1. Tell someone you trust – this may be a friend or the pub landlord or bar manager, & get to a safe place. If you aren’t with a friend, ask the pub landlord or bar manager to call a trusted friend. 
  2. If you feel unwell, someone you trust should take you to the accident & emergency (A&E) department of your nearest hospital and tell the medical staff that you think your drink has been spiked.
  3. Report it to the police as soon as you can. They will need to take blood & urine samples. Most drugs leave the body within 72 hours of being taken (the date-rape drug GHB leaves the body within 12 hours), so it’s important to be tested as soon as possible.
  4. If you have been sexually assaulted, even if you are too upset to report it to the police immediately, you should try to seek medical assistance if you have been hurt or injured. Any forensic evidence obtained during tests can be stored while you decide whether to report it to the police.
  5. Click on poster for male & female safety message posterM posterF

December 2011 This Time Next Year http://bit.ly/t9OfIQ (contains some strong language) is a 12-part Fractured Films production for the Brighton & Hove CASH service.  Keep up-to-date with what’s going on – like the Brighton & Hove Youth facebook page & ru-ok’s facebook page

December 2011 Devon and Cornwall Police warn young people about the dangers of drinking to excess over the festive season with the “Don’t leave your brain at home” campaign. See link here http://www.dontleaveyourbrainathome.com/index.php?name=home

November 2011 Young people create an animated film to warn about drugs and alcohol – for more info click on this link Press Release

October 2011 DrinkAware have launched a Parents Site to help explain why, when & how to start talking to your child about alcohol, whatever their age.  http://bit.ly/6WKeYH  

October 2011 How would you balance the City’s budget? Interactive budget simulator gives you the chance to tell the Council how you’d like spending prioritised. See attached link – http://bit.ly/nyUQ8s

September 2011 “Are Drug Deaths Avoidable?” Friday 30th September at Hove Town Hall, open to B&H Residents. See link for further info; poster

September 2011 The 14-19 Engagement Team would like to find out how much young people know about Raising the Participation Age (from September 2013 young people will be required to stay in school, college or training until they’re 17 & until their 18th birthday from September 2015). This will affect the new Year 10s and all years below. Please carry out this short survey for your views to be heard RPA Survey – YP Version

August 2011 £50 Love to Shop Voucher to win if you complete the C-Card Survey.  http://www.swish.org.uk

August 2011 Original poem by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D, poem by Duen Hsi Yen attached here; Children Learn What They Live

August 2011 The Parenting Team will be running a Parenting Hotline through the summer holidays.  Parents can call with any parenting questions or concerns, and face to face appointments will be available.  Link here – Parenting Hotline

July 2011 This booklet is for young people living with parents who are drinking hazardously to help them talk about what to do & ways to keep safe, see link here You Are Not On Your Own

June 2011 “Cracking Down on Drink Crime” article in The Argus, 17th June 2011. Click here to view Argus Article

June 2011 Brighton & Hove Community Safety, Crime Reduction and Drugs Draft Strategy 2011-14. Your comments are welcome to help confirm the plan before it is published in July. Deadline 6 June. Please follow this link http://tiny.cc/f1dzc 

June 2011 Brighton & Hove’s Ofsted Inspection of Safeguarding and Looked After Children Services Report can be found here Ofsted Report May2011  

May 2011 Alcohol Concern (www.alcoholconcern.org.uk) are seeking young people aged under 18 to complete a survey exploring exposure to alcohol advertising. Young people can complete the survey online here http://tiny.cc/7c5eh or by following the links on the Youth Policy website, or by filling in an interactive PDF and returning it by email. There are 5 x £50 vouchers to be won and the deadline is 29 May 2011

April 2011 Sentencing for drugs offences. The Sentencing Council launches public consultation on new guideline for judges. See http://tiny.cc/q322d

March 2011 Why your vote counts in Brighton & Hove. Link to the council’s press release is here – http://tiny.cc/t4gbm with visualisation here Your Vote

December 2010  Christmas & New Year Survival Guide Survival Guide.

November 2010  Alcohol Awareness Week 18th October to 24 October 2010 focuses on alcohol and childhood, encompassing both the impact of alcohol used by young people and the impact on young peoples lives from parental alcohol use. Please see link for B&HCC Press Release.   Press Release

Mephedrone a.k.a ‘Meow Meow’ (dated 16th April 2010)