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A risk worth taking

Website help and information

We designed this website to comply with the international web accessibility standards issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative.

We made all reasonable efforts to ensure that top level and main content pages comply with the standards.

Using the keyboard to navigate the resource

On most modern browsers you can use the TAB key to move forwards through each hyperlink on the page and the ENTER key to click on that hyperlink. You can use the SHIFT key and the TAB key at the same time to go backwards.

To help you know which hyperlink is selected, we have styled the website so selected hyperlinks are highlighted just as they would be if you hovered over them with a mouse.

Increasing the text size

You can change the default text size on this website using the text-size controls at the top of our website or in your browser.

Using 'high contrast' mode

You can alter the contrast of the website using the colour control at the top of our website or the form below.

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We have tested this website for compatibility with a wide range of browsers:

Although we don't test in Linux, versions of browsers tested under Windows (eg Firefox and Safari) should give similar results on Linux systems and we will attempt to resolve any platform specific problems reported to us.

Reporting problems

If you come across a problem with the layout or functionality of one of our pages you can report it by emailing us at

Please include details of the page url, the nature of the problem, which operating system and browser you are using (including any assistive technologies such as JAWS or WindowsEyes if appropriate).

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Telephone: 0345 60 30 891

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