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Advice for young people

Young people are equally as part of the community, and advice in being prepared for emergencies is no different.

Talk to your parents about what individual and family plans are in place in the event you have to evacuate or remain inside your home and your parent(s)/guardian(s) is/are not at home.

young_peopleMake sure you insert the word ICE (In case of Emergency) in front of your next of kin or best friends name on your mobile phone ICEMom, ICEDad ICEBestfriend. If you are involved in an accident and you are unable to talk, the emergency services will look for the word ICE on your mobile phone and contact that person.

If you are planning to visit somewhere with your friends always agree a meeting place in case an emergency incident happens and you are separated. Do this even if you all have mobile phones as you cannot guarantee that the mobile phone network will be available if a major emergency occurs.

If you are planning a visit or holiday to another city or country with a friend(s), or you are intending to travel to several places for a specified period of time, agree to either phone or text a member of your family or a friend who is staying at home on a regular basis so that they know you are safe. Where practical try and produce an itinerary of where you are going and the places you may be staying. If you are travelling aborad then for further advice visit www.fco.gov.uk