Police give support for parents of teens

Police in Tadcaster are reminding members of the public of their support service launched for parents of teenagers.

Earlier this year, Tadcaster Safer Neighbourhood Team set up Youth Watch in partnership with 4 Youth Services and Tadcaster Grammar School to provide guidance and advice to parents of teenagers.

PCSO Neil Charlton and PCSO Kelly Vause are holding drop-in sessions every month at Manor Farm Youth Centre in Tadcaster. They will be on hand to offer advice, guidance and deal with any concerns parents may have relating to issues including drugs, alcohol and anti-social behaviour.

PCSO Vause said: “Parents with teenagers can often be faced with situations where they don’t know where to turn for help or advice.

“With this in mind, we have set up the Youth Watch scheme to help and support parents.

“We will offer advice and guidance regarding any concerns raised and will also give various presentations on issues which pose a risk to young people.”

Youth Watch is held between 7 and 8pm at Manor Farm Youth Centre, St Josephs’ Street, Tadcaster, on 16 July, 20 August, 19 September, 15 October, 19 November 17 December 2012 and 21 January 2013.

For further information please contact the following emails: Kelly.vause@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or Neil.charlton@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

There are many organisations which can offer support to parents who are experiencing difficulties with their youngsters and Youth Watch can put parents in touch with such organisations.

PCSO Charlton added: “Youth Watch is a good way for parents to stay connected with a young person’s world and allow them to come together with other parents and share experiences, information and advice.”