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Care & Care Leavers

UPDATED: 19.08.2021
This section is for anyone who is currently in care, those who have left care, as well as the families involved

CARE and CARE LEAVERS

Become
http://www.becomecharity.org.uk/
A service for children in care, helping to improve care for children and young people who are separated from their families and living in residential or foster care.
Care advice line: 0800 023 2033 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm)

The Care Leavers Association
http://www.careleavers.com
Organised by those who have been in care, offering information and support across a range of issues affecting people who have lived in care, such as accessing records.
Email: info@careleavers.org

Coram Voice
http://www.coramvoice.org.uk/young-peoples-zone/are-you-care-leaver
Information for those who are about to, or already have, left care.
Information: 0808 800 5792 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm)
Email: help@coramvoice.org.uk

Rees Foundation
https://www.reesfoundation.org/
Help and advice to care experienced individuals, of any age, about any concern big or small.

Catch 22
http://www.catch-22.org.uk/expertise/care-leavers/
Supporting care leavers in the transition from care to independence.

Drive Forward Foundation 
https://driveforwardfoundation.org/
Supporting young people in education, employment and training.

The Book Trust
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/letterbox-club/?/
Helping children who are looked after, previously looked after or vulnerable with reading and numeracy. Letterbox Club sends enrolled children quality books and materials from May to October. Enrolment for 2022 in November 2021. Enrolment can be carried out by local authorities, schools and nurseries.
 

FAMILY SUPPORT

Family Rights Group
http://www.frg.org.uk/
Offering legal advice to families whose children are involved with local authority children’s services.
Helpline: 0808 801 0366 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am -3.00pm)

Family Lives
http://familylives.org.uk/
Offering support to anyone in a parenting role for any parenting problem.
Parentline: 0808 800 2222 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am-9pm, Weekends 10am-3pm)

Got A Teenager
http://familylives.org.uk/advice/got-a-teenager
Support advice for anyone parenting a teenager.
Parentline: 0808 800 22 22 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am-9pm, Weekends 10am-3pm)

Coram Children's Legal Centre
http://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/
The Child Law Advice Service provide legal advice and information on areas of child, family and education law. Under the Child Law Advice Service online area are a range of factsheets and how to guides. 

Government Information on Looked After Children
https://www.gov.uk/schools-colleges-childrens-services/looked-after-children