In this section, we have some helpful suggestions to help you stay safe.

If you feel threatened or worried about your safety, please speak to your Connexions Personal Adviser who will offer you help and advice, and if required, will be able to access other services on your behalf.

If you are concerned, worried or affected by anything which affects your safety, health or wellbeing, please speak to your Connexions Personal Adviser.

Possible things you may be worried about;

  • Using public transport
  • Meeting new people
  • Going to new places
  • School or college
  • Violence
  • Sexual relationships
  • Drugs or medication
  • Alcohol
  • Pregnancy

Tips for staying safe when you are out and about:

  • Plan your route so you know where you are going.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and spread your valuables around your pockets.
  • Carry a mobile phone (out of sight) and a personal attack alarm.
  • Stick to busy, well lit places
  • Don’t wear headphones as they make you less aware of what’s happening around you.

If you have a diagnosis of ASD you can apply for a card to keep with when you are out and about.

Autism-Attention-Card

 

 

 

 

 

This card called ‘Autism Attention Card’ is for use in encounters with the emergency services such as the police and ambulance service. Showing the card can help these professionals to adjust how they may act towards you to make it easier for everyone, in what may be a serious situation.

Click here to see a copy of the leaflet that describes what the card is all about and why it should be carried. You can also apply for this card by calling the Autism West Midlands helpline on 0121 450 7575 .

If you would like to talk to someone about a range of issues such as feeling lonely or unloved, worries about the future, problems about school, bullying, drugs, pregnancy, HIV and AIDS, physical and sexual abuse, running away and concerns about parents, brothers, sisters and friends, and crimes against you. You can contact Childline. Calls are free and confidential.

Click on the picture below to go to the Childline website.

ChildLine