Victims of domestic violence and abuse aged 16 and 17 will be recognised under a new cross-government definition announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg earlier this year.
The definition of domestic violence will now include young people under 18 and is the latest action by the government to tackle violence against young people.
A change to the official definition of domestic violence used across government will aim to increase awareness that young people in this age-group do experience...
How much do your parents drink? Do you feel it's too much? You may be surprised to hear that up to one million children in the UK live with parents who have serious drinking problems.
Most adults who drink don't have a problem with alcohol. In sensible amounts it's usually fine, but drinking to excess can cause lots of problems and lasting damage to your body. If someone is drinking too much and they are not able to stop they may have a drinking problem called alcoholism. Alcoholism is an...
So what's all the fuss about mephedrone? And is it really a plant food? Is it illegal?
If you want to know more, then you'll find all the facts here!
What is mephedrone?
How do people take mephedrone?
What does mephedrone do?
What are the risks?
What is mephedrone cut with?
Can you get addicted to mephedrone?
Mephedrone and the law
What if you're caught?
A young person's story
Need some help?
What is mephedrone?
Mephedrone is a powerful stimulant and is part of the cathinone family, a group...
With darker mornings and evenings, it’s more important than ever to make sure you can be seen when out and about.
'Be bright, be seen' is a crucial message for young people as we move through autumn and winter, and applies whether you're out and about on foot, or on your bike.
Pedestrians and cyclists need to make sure they are safe and can be seen by drivers; below are some tips on how to stay bright and be seen.
Wear brightly coloured or fluorescent clothing as it shows up well in daylight...
Earlier this year on June 30th, Young Reporters attended Youthfest - a music event just for young people which took place in Birkenhead Park from 2-8pm. For the second year running, Youthfest has been a good opportunity for local bands to play on-stage like professionals with professional equipment. As it was a competition between the bands, there had to be a winner!! The standard was very high but judges decided that Undiscovered Society were the winners, beating off the excellent competition...
On the 9th of October 2012 the Youth Voice Conference took place at the Wallasey Town Hall. This is a big event on the participation calendar that takes place every year for Young People all over the Wirral. It allows them to have their voice heard and their views put forward without being judged or ignored.
A lot of Councillors and professionals like the police attended the event, some of which were 'hot-seated', which allowed young people to ask any question they liked about the jobs they do...
The Council Chamber was host to tense debate on Tuesday 9th October as the Youth Parliament gathered for their 7th meeting to put forward their motions. Wirral Council's Universal Youth Support Service runs the annual event, which is attended by students from schools across Wirral and supported by Youth Workers.
The Chamber was packed out with young people and councillors and was chaired by the Mayor. There was nothing trivial about the evening; everybody spoke with great conviction and...
If you're thinking about getting a tattoo, there are a few things we thought you might like to know!
Tattoo artists should be registered by law, and it is no coincidence that those who aren't are often known as 'scratchers!' Apart from breaking the law, these unregistered artists are often not well trained and don't do a very good job. Which is a bit of a problem really when you think that a tattoo is pretty permanent!
Take a look at this tattoo which was done by an unregistered artist. Not...
This October sees two NEW Youth Sports Nights start for young people on Wirral - boys and girls - aged 13 to 19.
Football at Moreton Youth Club on Tuesday evenings
Multi-sports at Beechwood Recreation Centre on Wednesday evenings
Qualified coaches will be on hand to help you develop your skills - or you can simply join in the fun!!! You can also talk to them about how to get into sport as a career if that's something you're interested in.
These nights are FREE so why not give them a try?!...
Wirral's young people are being encouraged to make their voices heard as the Council's budget consultation 'What Really Matters' continues to receive thousands of responses from people across the borough.
Two weeks into the consultation, the Council has spoken to more than 5000 people at 25 events and already received over 2500 completed questionnaires. So far, only a small proportion of responses have come from young people so the authority is keen to hear more about what matters the most to...