‘We need continuous teaching on underage drinking, not just a one off assembly’
‘Knowing when to stop drinking needs to be highlighted more in schools’
‘There should be more information on where to go if you or a friend has a problem’
What is the Youth Commission doing to address Underage Drinking?
Research findings from Year 1 resulted in the following Recommendations being made by the Youth Commission:-
Education for Young People: Continuous, up-to-date, information given throughout school on the effects and risks of drinking alcohol. This should be more hard-hitting the older you get.
Accessible Local Service with Strong Online Presence: A local service that can provide advice, support and guidance for practitioners, parents and young people. This should have a strong online presence that is accessible to young people.
Street Safe: An independent service that provides support for young people who have been drinking; hot food/drink, get them home safely (a safety bus)
Actions being undertaken to address the issue of underage drinking:
Actions may include the work be undertaken by the Youth Commissioners and/or in collaboration with partner agencies.