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Alcohol Education

Parent area:

You may think your children will encounter alcohol whatever you do, so what’s the point of talking about alcohol?

Well, the first part is true; your kids will come across alcohol via their friends, at parties and in their everyday lives as they get older. 45% of 15 year-olds in the UK drink alcohol – fact. However, 99% of 11 year-olds do not – some will have tasted alcohol in the family home or at a celebration, but it is at this age – between 11-13 that their drinking habits for the future will be formed – and you, in kids’ opinion, are the most important influence in their lives through: the examples you set, the house rules, the allowance and freedoms you allow them. As your teenagers get older knowing about the law, keeping them safe and setting boundaries are key too. This website gives tips and guidance for you to approach the issue of drinking with your children, teenagers or students. Talking about it early on will help your child to understand alcohol and its effects, and make sensible choices about drinking in the future.

Teacher area:

AET Resources for use in schools

Our educational materials and lesson plans are listed by subject to make lesson planning simple. There are different levels of resources for different age groups and abilities, together with short film clips and hand out sheets. Under the Resources sub-menu, you will find all you need to know to teach effectively: Alcohol and its effects,  Alcohol and the law,  Staying safe, Units and guidelines. We have also structured our resources by age group. 

Who to contact

The Alcohol Education Trust
01300 320869
Link to Alcohol Education website

Where to go

The Alcohol Education Trust
Frampton House


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations