Practical pocket guide to the law produced for young people by independent educational charity, the Citizenship Foundation. An "essential passport for life" to be updated every year, it covers personal relationships, marriage, living together, divorce, parents, adoption, HIV and AIDS, drugs, medical treatment, personal safety, housing, work, discrimination, money, consumer rights, owning and driving a vehicle, the police, courts, legal advice and voting and includes a contacts list of useful organisations.Two free copies have been sent to schools. Price: Pounds 2.99. Details: 0171 236 2171.
TRANSFERRING TO SECONDARY SCHOOL: GUIDANCE FOR THE PARENTS OF DYSLEXIC CHILDREN
Pamphlet containing a variety of practical tips, written by three experienced teachers of special educational needs children. Send Pounds 1 and A5 SAE to: Arabella Hewes, PO Box 142, Reigate Post Office, Surrey RH2 7JY.
CONDOMS, PILLS AND OTHER USEFUL THINGS
Everything from "Going all the way - the need for contraception" to sexually transmitted diseases is covered in this free booklet for 13-16-year-olds published by AVERT, the Aids Education and Research Trust, 11-13 Denne Parade, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1JD (send SAE). A small charge is made for multiple copies. Details: 01403 210202.
PERIODS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
"Am I dying?" can, even today, be the horrified reaction of young girls to their first period. The Family Planning Association has produced this booklet to help girls aged nine to 12 prepare for the onset of menstruation, price 75p + SAE from: FPA, 27-35 Mortimer Street, London W1N 7RJ, 0171 580 2333.
VALUE FOR MONEY
If young people do not learn early on how to balance their finances, they will be ill-prepared for leading independent lives. This free personal finance resource pack has been produced for secondary schools by the Association of British Insurers and includes such topics as: budgeting and saving, opening an account, consumer rights, managing on a grant, getting a loan, and credit cards. Details: ABPI, 51 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HQ, 0171 600 3333.