C Card Scheme

North Wales C Card Scheme

We coordinate the C Card Scheme in North Wales. Please contact ccard@sexeducationcompany.org for more information.

The C-Card scheme gives out free condoms to young people aged 13 to 25 in North Wales. 

It is a confidential service which also offers face to face information and advice about sexual health and relationships from a trained member of staff.

Condoms help prevent unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Who can get a C-Card?

Young people aged 13 to 25 are eligible for the C-Card scheme. 

You don’t need to be currently sexually active (having sex) to register for a C-Card and to access free condoms.

If you are thinking about having sex or are currently sexually active, condoms can help make sex safer. They help prevent unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Where do I get a C-Card from?

The C-Card scheme operates right across North Wales.  There may be a C-Card outlet within your school, college, youth centre or other organisation. Find your nearest C-Card Centre on the C-Card website

How do I register for a C-Card?

Trained C-Card staff at your outlet such as your school nurse or youth worker will arrange a one-to-one meeting with you to register you for a C-Card.

This will involve answering a few questions to get you registered on the C-Card system. All the information you give will be kept confidential (private). This means we won’t tell your parents or guardians, your doctor, your school or anyone else that you are using C-Card, unless we think you or someone else is being harmed or at risk of being harmed (safeguarding).

You will be given information on correct condom use, contraception and STIs, what to do if a condom breaks, and how to access further support and services if needed.  It should take about 15 to 20 minutes to register.

When you are C-Card registered, you are entitled to access free condoms, lube, advice and support from the C-Card scheme.

You only need to register once and then you can use your C-card at any C-Card outlet.

What if a condom breaks?

Condoms offer good protection from unplanned pregnancy and STIs (98% with perfect use). If a condom breaks, this is nothing to be embarrassed about. C-Card staff can advise and support so you are fully informed of your options. You can also check out the other useful links below for guidance:

Other useful links: