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Child Sexual Exploitation is happening in Warwickshire. Don't ignore it.

Brook Advisory Centres

Brook Advisory Centres

Brook is the UK's leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.

 

Brook are the only charity working across the UK and Channel Islands that specialises in working with young people to promote their sexual health in the wider context of health and wellbeing.

Established in 1964, Brook has over 50 years of experience working with young people and currently has services in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Jersey as well as our digital Ask Brook service. Brook provides free and confidential information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. They provide support services and programmes to help young people make positive and healthy lifestyle choices and to improve their wellbeing.

Their education work, in schools and community venues, supports emotional development and the learning of core life skills, with specific programmes that address the needs of the most vulnerable young people. Their training for professionals is designed to improve young people's experience of health and education, and our publications cover a broad range of sexual health issues.

Brook work in partnership with young people to fight for a society that has a positive attitude to young people, sexuality and identity. Participation at Brook is a process through which young people can be heard, influence decisions and effect real change.

Brook's vision and mission

Brook's vision is of a society that values all children, young people and their developing sexuality. They want all children and young people to be supported to develop the self-confidence, skills and understanding they need to enjoy and take responsibility for their sexual lives, sexual health and emotional well-being.

By 2019 Brook wants to see demonstrable improvements in societal attitudes and intergenerational communication about sex, sexuality and sexual health. They want to see significant developments in the quality and quantity of education and sexual health services in school, further education, health and community settings.

Brook's mission is to ensure that all children and young people have access to high quality, free and confidential sexual health services, as well as education and support that enables them to make informed, active choices about their personal and sexual relationships so they can enjoy their sexuality without harm.

Brook's values

Brook works within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. They value young people's rights to:

Involvement (Article 12): the right to be involved in decisions that affect them

Education (Article 17): the right to high quality education about sex, relationships, emotions and sexuality

Confidentiality (Article 16): the right to confidential advice, information, contraception and treatment

Choice (Article 14): the right to make informed choices about sexuality, relationships, contraception and abortion

Sexuality (Article 13): the right to express their sexuality through puberty, adolescence, and into adulthood

Diversity (Article 2): the right of children and young people to fulfil their potential, free from prejudice and harm

Website: www.brook.org.uk/

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