Care Leavers and Looked After Children

 

Navigating life outside of care can feel both exciting and daunting. Here you’ll discover a wealth of invaluable resources and guidance tailored to support you every step of the way. Whether you’re seeking advice on housing, education, employment, or simply looking for a friendly hand to guide you through this transition, we can help.

National Advocacy Helpline

Need some help or someone to talk to? Here’s how you can reach the National Advocacy Helpline Service:

• Website and online chat: https://www.nyas.net/safetynet/

• Freephone: 0808 808 1001

• Email: help@nyas.net.

• Whatsapp: 07494788875.

• Text: text NYAS to 85258.

What can you expect from the NYAS Safety Net helpline? They offer:

• Advice and support over the phone.
• Guidance to local services.
• Help with specific issues through advocacy.
• Special advocacy for those who can’t give instructions.
• Assistance finding advocacy services.

Who can reach out? Anyone who needs it! This includes:

• Children in care and those who’ve left care up to age 25.

• Children and young people needing support from children’s services, including those in need or on protection plans, or 16-17 and without a home.

NYAS also helps refugee and migrant children, as well as young people in mental health settings. So, if you need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out!