The ‘law’ is the set of rules by which our society manages itself, and these are designed to help and protect you and your family. There are national laws and local by-laws.
As far as young people are concerned there are national laws that say how old you have to be before you can drink alcohol, smoke, drive a car, have sex, get married, do certain jobs, vote in a local or general election.
You may not feel it’s the case but these laws are designed to give you protection and to stop you being exploited!
Fearless introduces young people to the service provided by Crimestoppers. Fearless gives you information about crimes that affect young people, and also the chance to pass on information about crime anonymously.
Crimestoppers is an independent charity who you can call anonymously on 0800 555 111 to pass on information about crime.
If you’ve got yourself into trouble you might find that the YOT (Youth Offending Team) is involved in helping you; their website tells you more about how they’ll help and support you.
Tameside Youth Offending Team
31 Clarence Arcade
Ashton under Lyne OL6 7PT
0161 342 7680
If you are suspected of a crime the police have the right to:
You have the right to:
You are also entitled to free legal advice and you may be accompanied by an adult if you are under 17.
For more information see Directgov.
As a consumer you should:
The retailer must:
See Consumer Direct for more information
Other useful sites:
There are also rules called ‘local by-laws’ which are determined by the local authority, and these for example will say what sort of part time jobs you can do while you are still at school. To find out more you’ll need to contact the local authority.
Advice Guide has useful help on all matters.