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Young people (under 18s)

Our services are open to everyone, regardless of age. Drop-in to our under-18s clinic at East Oxford (Rectory Road) or book a telephone appointment with a member of our team.


We do not routinely pass on information to anyone outside of the Sexual Health Service (such as your parents, teachers, GP/family doctor or social worker). If you are 13 or above, you have the same rights to confidentiality as an adult.

We ask all young people some questions about their safety. If we are concerned about you, we may have to talk to other professionals who could offer further support. We would always do our best to discuss the options with you.


When you use our services, we try to help you with all your sexual health or contraceptive needs. This includes ensuring you feel safe in your life and with any sexual partner.

If you have worries about unhealthy, exploitative or abusive relationships, please talk to us. We will listen to you.

Useful links

There are a number of organisations and websites that provide information and support:

    Oxfordshire County Council’s website for young people, which includes information about opportunities, activities and services for children and young people in Oxfordshire.
  • Safe! Support for young people affected by crime
    For young people aged 8-25 and living in the Thames Valley who have been hurt by crime including sexual assault, bullying, domestic violence and cyber crime.  They offer help to build confidence and one-to-one sessions with a professional worker at school, home, community centre.
  • Step Out (Donnington Doorstep)
    Specialised support for young people, at risk, involved in or survivors of child sexual exploitation. The project aims to enable young people at risk to make informed choices, to be able to have appropriate, healthy and safe relationships, as well as awareness raising.
  • CAMHS Horizon Service
    For children and teenagers under 18 living in Oxfordshire experiencing distress as a result of sexual harm.
  • Young Carers Service – tel 01865 777 224
    Oxfordshire Young Carers supports children and young people up to age 25 whose life is impacted by the responsibility of care for an adult or sibling.
  • The Aquarius Service
    The Aquarius service offers support to those who misuse substances and also those who are affected by their family’s use. It offers a free and confidential service for young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 for those with complex needs).
  • Brook
    Sexual health and wellbeing for under 25s.
  • Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse
    A charity dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of women, men and children at risk through domestic abuse.
  • The Hideout
    About domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.
  • School and college health nurses – contraception outreach
    For young people up to and including 19 years of age who are in mainstream education settings in Oxfordshire or under the employment, education and training (EET) team. Includes contraception, emergency hormonal contraception, pregnancy testing, chlamydia testing and treatment.
  • Topaz – Oxford
    Topaz is a social group for 13-18 year olds who identify as LGBTI+ (and their parents/guardians).