Responsible agencies ( Local safe guarding boards, police, fire service, councils, schools etc ) have a duty to give current relevant and accurate safeguarding information to all young people. This is challenging for them when it comes to the 11-18 year old demographic as these young people are not typically receptive to information that “teaches” them to be safe in their world. Mobile devices are the single most used platform for young people to socialize and access information on a daily basis. Many of the issues that affect young people are co-related and therefore if you want to talk to teenagers about mental health you might also be able to address other related issues such as drug and alcohol use, bullying and depression.
The Young Peoples Application will address many of the issues in one place, in an interactive, local and responsive way.