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Your first appearance in court - A guide for young people

If you have been charged with an offence and will be attending court for the first time, you are likely to have concerns about what is going to happen to you. Your first court appearance will be at West Hampshire Magistrates Court on the Avenue…

Need someone to talk to?

Most young people have problems or worries. If this happens to you then you need to talk to someone. You will start to feel better once you have told somebody what’s going on and taken the first step to finding help. Support can be found…

Housing after leaving prison

If you are over 18 and have just left prison, your Probation Officer will be able to give you advice about what housing is available to you. Hampshire Community Rehabilitation Company also runs three hostels in Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton, mostly taking people on bail or…

Chronological CVs

« Back to CVs index A chronological CV emphasises work experience and personal history. This CV communicates that you are experienced and established in one career area. Start with your most recent position and work back in time, giving the most space to recent employment.…

Covering letters

« Back to CVs index You should always send a covering letter with a CV. This letter needs to be short and to the point, explaining why you are sending the CV. If it is in response to an advertised job, you could draw the…

Starting your own business

If you want to work for yourself, it is never too early to find out more about starting your own business. What can you do? Spend some time and research all the information you need about: Employing people Financing and grants Health and safety IT…

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…

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…

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…
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