Your Child and Alcohol
Further down this page you will find a copy of this booklet and
a video of Alex, age 18 speaking about how she developed this
Barrow Community Safety Partnership has identified 'Alcohol
Related Harm' as one of its key priorities for this year. To
view our Alcohol Strategy that has been developed in conjunction
with South Lakeland CSP, please click here:
South Cumbria Alcohol Strategy.
...what will you buy a teenager this Christmas? We have
produced a series of 4 video clips aimed at reducing the number of
adults and parents buying alcohol for teenagers this
Christmas. Watch them and let us know what you think.
NHS booklet about drinking on a night out and knowing your
NHS booklet about drinking and keeping track of your units.
NHS booklet about drinking when you have had a stroke or have
high blood pressure.
NHS booklet with facts and advice to help you take the right
For more information on facts and advice about alcohol visit the
To watch the Gettin' Wrecked videos follow the links below:
Clip 1 http://youtu.be/BhKYwJEeq0U
Clip 2 http://youtu.be/Ld6ok1ASYDU
Clip 3 http://youtu.be/ooxDmRkT7_8
Clip 4 http://youtu.be/AA2sbhhjYh4
Clip 5 http://youtu.be/eR1g68YCc-A
Your Child & Alcohol
'The earth is degenerate, children no longer obey their
parents'. This is an inscription found carved in stone
from around 2,000 years ago.
We cannot give you the magic words that will stop your child
from drinking alcohol. What we have done is publish the
It was put together by Alex, an apprentice with the police
community safety team in Barrow. Alex is 18 and has the
following to say......
booklet was written with the hope that it would stimulate a
discussion between parents and children about matters concerning
The booklet informs families about the
effects alcohol can have on children and young people. The booklet
also helps to signpost families to other useful
It also attempts to raise community
awareness of the issues associated with alcohol and provides people
with information that allows them to make informed
This definitely isn’t a ‘don’t drink’
booklet - it is aimed to provide parents/guardians/young people
with an insight into what drinking alcohol at a young age can do,
and how it can influence lives and
There is also information on the long
term effects of alcohol. This advice can be used as a starting
point for family discussions.
If you’re not sure where or how to
start the discussion, pick one thing from it that stimulates your
interest and start there!
luck, we hope you find it useful and if you need someone else to
join the discussion, just
Walker, 18, Apprentice
To listen to Alex talking about this booklet please scroll down
to the bottom of the page where you can watch a YouTube clip of her
and DCC Stuart Hyde.......
To download this booklet for printing, please go
To view Alex talking about her intention for the booklet, please
see the video clip below. you can also listen to Deputy Chief
Constable Stuart Hyde endorsing the booklet and praising Alex for
all her hard work. Let us know what you think.....