A Youth Forum is an opportunity for young people to get their point of view over to councillors and police officers and ask questions to them. There were two police officers and three councillors present at the Wallasey youth forum.
Wallasey Youth Forum took place at the Wallasey Youth Hub, on the 14th of March 2013, 16 young people from across the district attended the forum. In the past we used to feed into our area forums for feedback on our issues. However, this time...
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
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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...
What would you guess? Half? More than half?
It might come as a surprise to find out that on average, less than 3 out of 10 16-24 year olds smoke. The number is falling too.
Those who do smoke come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some don't even admit they smoke. Social smokers and weed smokers - it's still smoking.
There are lots of reasons to have a go at giving up smoking, even if you’re only an occasional smoker. You save money and you don’t stink of stale fags. You also make sure...
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...
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?!...