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Kinsey Scale

In 1948, Alfred Kinsey caught the world by surprise when he published "Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male", the first bestseller about sex. Kinsey had conducted extensive research into many aspects of human sexuality, and proposed a seven-point scale of sexual behaviour: 0 = exclusively…

Klein Sexual Orientation Grid

Psychiatrist Fritz Klein was a respected researcher, author of "The Bisexual Option" and editor of the Journal of Bisexuality. He invented the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid (KSOG) in 1980. Klein's Sexual Orientation Grid was developed "in an attempt to better ... understand the complexities of…

Measuring sexual identity

Many people think of sexuality being three distinct categories: straight, gay and bisexual. However, this does not work for everybody. Some people find that their sexuality does not fit neatly into one of those three identities. Some people's sexuality shifts over time, and some find…

Running away

If things have got to the point where you've had to run away from home, you can still access services from the Council or Social Services, and there are also free helplines that you can contact specifically to do with running away: 116 000 -…

Leaving Children's Social Care

Social Services have a duty to help you with your housing needs when you are about to leave care. They should also continue to support you once you leave and help you to sort out any problems. You will need to meet with your Social…

National Health Service

The NHS provides a wide range of general and emergency health services, most of which are free. There is also NHS 111, which is a confidential 24 hour helpline. NHS 111 can be contacted on 111. If you or someone close to you is feeling ill…

Looking for Work

CVs, Application Forms and Interviews Before you start your job search, it's good to get a decent CV together, as well as getting some practice filling out application forms and trying out your interview techniques. Our CV pages tell you all you need to know…

Working before you're 16

There are several laws covering what you can do if you want to work while you're still at school. If you're under 16, you're not allowed to work: without an employment permit issued by the education department of the local council, if this is required by…

Work experience

Work experience gives you a chance to try out jobs before reaching a long term decision. You get an insight into the pace and pressures of a typical work day, and an understanding of the range of skills and qualities needed. A guide to Child…

Drugs information and advice

People take drugs for all sorts of reasons, because they think drugs can make them forget their worries, because their friends do, or because they think it might be fun. However, taking drugs can become a habit. Some people depend on them just to cope…
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