GCSE and A-level advice line for young people

Mark Perks

MARK Menzies has today backed a new Lancashire County Council initiative aimed at supporting young people as they face an anxious wait for exam results.

A-level results will be announced on Thursday 16 August and GCSEs will be on Thursday 23 August.

The county council’s new¬†advice service is called ‘The Line’ and offers guidance and support to young people aged 13 to 19, and up to the age of 25 for those with a disability.

People can call The Line free on 0800 511 111, between 10am and 10pm. They can also text on 07786 511 111 or access webtalk email services at www.lancashire.gov.uk/yps.

County Councillor Mark Perks, Cabinet Member for Young People, said: “Waiting for A-level and GCSE results is a very anxious time for many young people – but there’s always someone they can talk to.

“We’ve set up The Line so they can phone in confidence to talk about anything they like, from their results to any other issue they are concerned about.

“The Line has been running since 1993 and is proving a huge success.”

Tracy Scotland, who manages The Line for the Young People’s Service, added: “The Line staff are fully trained and must have dealt with every problem you can think of over the years.

“As well as exam results and careers, you can contact The Line to talk about relationships, contraceptive advice, transport information to get home safely or any other issue.

“Whether the issue is large or small, The Line is there to help you, so don’t be afraid to call, text or contact online.”

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