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Working with those aged 13 to 16 years

What if a young person is under the age of 16?

There is no legislation which makes it unlawful to provide condoms to under 16s. The service makes free condoms available to young people between the ages of 13-15.  When providing free condoms to young people under the age of 16 outlets are asked to have a brief discussion with the young person, as has always been standard practice, to ensure that they are not in an exploitative or abusive situation.  This should happen every time they seek condoms.  As with all other service users, there is no need to issue cards or complete monitoring forms for this age group. 

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