Teenagers and Risk-Taking Behaviour

The staff and governors of both Tadcaster Grammar School and Sherburn High School were very saddened to hear about the tragic death of a 15 year old girl in Northallerton recently. We know this tragedy has touched the lives of students and the wider school communities at a number of schools in the area and we send our deepest condolences to all family and friends.

While investigations into both the circumstances in this instance and the substance involved are continuing we want to make sure you get access to the help and advice you may need if you have any concerns.

Where you can get advice and guidance

Below we have attached some information from North Yorkshire Public Health service which advises what parents and carers can look out for and who to go to for help and advice on the following links:

  • North Yorkshire HORIZONS – free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people and families 01723 330730
  • YORK DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICE 3 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AU Telephone: 01904 464680 Email: york@changing-lives.org.uk www.changing-lives.org.uk
  • FRANK in confidence on 0300 123 6600 or you can chat online between 2-6pm every day www.talktofrank.com
  • http://mentor-adepis.org

If you have concerns about the welfare of your child or another child in the community you should call North Yorkshire County Council’s contact centre on 01609 780780, as well as of course informing staff in school.

 The Internet and Young People

 Public Health Briefing on MDMA

 Drugs – Where to go for Advice and Support

 Risk Taking Behaviour Parents Information Evening held 1st July 2019