Your rights & the law Q. How old do I have to be to get a tattoo? A. The legal age to get a tattoo is 18 years. You need to make sure the tattooist uses new needles and inks and is registered and approved by the health authority. Look at the links on the Read More

FAQs Health

FAQs Health Health Q. I’m really worried that I might be pregnant and I’m scared to tell anyone. A. Take a pregnancy test as soon as possible. You have a right to free confidential advice from your local young person’s health advice clinic or your G.P. There may also be a local walk-in health centre Read More

FAQs Sexuality

FAQs Sexuality Sexuality Q. My best friend, who is also a boy, tried to kiss me. Does this mean he’s gay? A. Your friend may be gay or bisexual or he may be confused. Offer him your support by telling him you do not see him that way but will help him find someone to Read More

Finding where to live

Finding where to live Q. I’d really like to move out and find my own flat. How do I go about it? A. Moving out of your home is a big change in your life. The independence can be great but there are huge responsibilities to consider. It can be really hard to find (and Read More

FAQs Job/Training

The Countryside Foundation Trafford provides information, support and advice for young people aged 13 to 19 years in the Trafford and Greater Manchester area, including education, careers, training, health, drugs, money, housing, disability.

FAQs Free time

FAQs Free time Free time Q. I’d like to do some athletics. Are there any local clubs? A. You can drop into our The Countryside Foundation Centre for information or check out the Free Time page for useful links. Q. I’d quite like to do some voluntary work. Can you help? A. Volunteering can improve Read More

FAQs – Drugs & alcohol

Drugs Q. Recently my brother has been acting really weird when he comes home after he’s been out with his mates. I know his mates are doing drugs and I’m worried that my brother is also doing them. What should I do? I don’t really want to say anything to my mum. A. It’s understandable Read More