Keep safe under 18

Newquay Safe top tips on how to keep safe while you enjoy yourself in Newquay if you are under 18 and visiting without your parents.

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Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) advise parents against allowing young people to come to Cornwall on holiday unaccompanied.

We are doing everything we can to help you and your friends keep safe while you're in Newquay, here are a few things you can do to take care of yourself:

  • Make sure your accommodation has signed up to our code of conduct.
  • Stay with your friends.
  • Make sure your friends stay with your group.
  • Go out - Be Safe. Stay with your friends and look after yourself and each other. Make a note of useful telephone numbers  Newquay Hospital 01637 834800.  Police non-emergency 101. Always call 999 if you need urgent police or medical help
  • It's OK to say no - don't go along with something if you don't feel comfortable or safe.
  • Bring your photo ID with you, we operate a No ID, No Newquay scheme for anyone who is or appears under 25. Young people coming to Newquay who try to get into clubs and bars using fake, false or altered ID are warned that we work closely with licensees and their door staff and if you area caught we will seize the ID, return it to the Passport Office or DVLA if appropriate and may prosecute you.
  • Look out for our Streetsafe Team in Newquay. they are based in the United Reformed Church on Bank Street
  • Remember it is illegal for anyone to buy alcohol for someone under 18.
  • Alcohol makes people take risks they wouldn't if they were sober, young people have tragically died in Newquay while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Plan how you are going to get back to your accommodation at the end of the night.
  • Check out the Drinkaware alcohol and young people fact sheet.

Have fun and stay safe!