Information re use of Nitrous Oxide capsules/cannisters

Information received from Telford & Wrekin Council:

As you may be aware this issue has been highlighted in the local press (shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2018/09/04/dumped-hundreds-of-nitrous-oxide-capsules-found-in-newport-park/). We feel it is important to share the attached information for the benefit of our young people.

The attached information has been sent to designated safeguarding leads for all schools and has also been shared with Recharge , the young people’s service and school nurses.

In addition we have made contact with Harper Adams and Telford College who will share the information with students, briefing information and links will be going out on twitter and other social media channels to raise awareness to the wider community, carers and parents.

Tony Mercer, West Midlands health and wellbeing programme manager for Public Health England, warned using nitrous oxide had serious risks. Effects could include dizziness, confusion, loss of co-ordination, sound distortions and hallucinations. The substance has been linked to a number of deaths.

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