Sexual Health Outreach Services for Young People (SHOUT 4YP) is our very own team that work in and out of clinics for all under 18s’ needs.
We know how important it is to young people that we keep what you tell us confidential, even the fact that you contacted us.
We won’t tell anyone what you tell us (including parents, teachers or your GP). There are some rare exceptions – if any of these apply to you, we will discuss it with you first.
If you’re aged 18 or under and want contraception, an abortion or tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), we won’t need to share this information with any parents or carers, as long as you fully understand the advice and tests we are doing.
However, if you are younger than 13, our doctors, nurses and ECHO staff might feel it’s in your best interests to involve other people, such as a social worker. We will speak to you and then refer you to a community paediatrician.
Should you tell us something that makes us think that you, or another young person, are at serious risk of significant harm, we might have to act in your or their best interests.
We will encourage you to tell your parents or carers, if it’s appropriate, but the choice is yours. You have the same rights to confidentiality as an adult (someone who is 16 or over).
We give advice and information on contraception and help you make healthy choices to reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
You can get free sexual health and contraception advice by calling our booking line and one of our nurses will call you back for a conversation or to book a suitable time to you to come and see us.
Booking line number 0208 887 4510
Alternatively if you are under 18 years of age you can call or text our nurse on 07773 736 500 who will speak to you directly.
For more health information and advice for young people in London click here