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Helpful contacts for Children and Young People

Did you know you can call our team on 0800 012 4004 if you are worried or have something you would like to talk about?

Some other groups you can talk to are below:

 

Advocacy and Children’s Rights (in case you want someone to help you get your voice heard or support you with a complaint)

NYAS – national advocacy helpline for children in care and care leavers
www.nyas.net and online chat
0808 808 1001
help@nyas.net

Coram Voice – helpline for children in care
www.coramvoice.org.uk/
0808 800 5792

Children’s Commissioner – promotes children’s rights and has an advice line for children in care and care leavers
www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk
0800 528 0731

Child-friendly version of the UNCRC 1989
http://www.unicef.org.uk/Documents/Publications/Child_friendly_CRC_summary_final.pdf

 

Help for children and young people

Revenge Porn – help and advice for intimate images posted online
www.revengepornhelpline.org.uk
08345 6000 459

Childline – help and advice for children and young people
www.childline.org.uk
0800 1111

Winston’s Wish – helpline for bereaved children
www.winstonswish.org.uk
0845 203 0405

Young minds – help with emotional and mental health
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

KidsHealth – all things healthy
www.kidshealth.org

Bullybusters – help to deal with bullying
www.bullybusters.org.uk
0800 169 6928

 

Internet Safety

Kidsmart – online safety advice
www.kidsmart.org.uk

Safety Net Kids – advice and tips for staying safe online
www.safetynetkids.org.uk

Childnet International – information for staying safe online
www.childnet.com

 

Alcohol and Drugs

Frank – friendly, confidential drugs advice
www.talktofrank.com
0300 123 6600

Talk about Alcohol – information about alcohol
www.talkaboutalcohol.com

 

Crime and the Law

Citizens Advice
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Lawstuff – information about the law
www.lawstuff.org.uk

 

Clubs & Societies

Guides
http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/

Scouts
www.scouts.org.uk

Princes Trust
www.princes-trust.org.uk

British Youth Council
www.byc.org.uk

Army Cadets
armycadets.com

Sea Cadets
www.sea-cadets.org

National Citizen Service
www.ncsyes.co.uk

vInspired
vinspired.com

Capstone Care Leavers Trust
www.capstonecareleaverstrust.org

Become. – Charity for Care Leavers
www.becomecharity.org.uk

Ways to
GET IN TOUCH

Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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Call

You can contact us by phone and speak to our fostering advisors who are available to talk to you about becoming a foster carer.

0800 012 4004

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Email

You can contact us by completing our online form and our fostering advisors will respond to your queries within 24 hours.

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Live Chat

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