Substance Misuse

Affects of Alcohol 

Like tobacco, alcohol is harmful.

We all want the best for our kids.

But now we know just how harmful alcohol before 18 can be.

It can affect your child’s developing brain, cause physical and mental health problems, and make them more likely to become a heavy drinker when they are older.

Find out what every parent needs to know about drinking before 18 at

Parent Guide on the effects of Alcohol Click Here 

Alcohol Childhood Effects – A5 flyer

Know The Score

Do you have a question about drugs?

 Know The Score – PDF

Tel: 0800 587 587 9 or visit the website 

Talk to Frank

Information and advice about drug misuse.

Tel: 0300123 6600 Text: 82111

Harm Reduction on Nitrous Oxide:

Parent Guide:-


Link School Safeguarding Update Legal Highs:

For information on the Link School’s safeguarding update around Legal Highs please click on the link below:

  Legal Highs – PDF

Legal Highs 

For more information and advice on Legal Highs and the effects please click on the PDF link below:

  Legal Highs and the effects – PDF


You can read more about what Cannabis is and the effects by clicking on the PDF link below:

  Information about Cannabis – PDF



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