Care & Care Leavers
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
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
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.
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)
Text: 07758 670369 (text asking someone to call you back)
NYAS provide advice and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults. Advisors are available to discuss various issues including parental divorce.
Helpline: 0808 808 1001 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm)
Help and advice to care experienced individuals, of any age, about any concern big or small.
Supporting care leavers in the transition from care to independence.
Drive Forward Foundation
Supporting young people in education, employment and training.
The Book Trust
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 is open now for 2023. Enrolment can be carried out by local authorities, schools and nurseries.
Family Rights Group
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)
Lifelong Links is a Family Rights Group initiative aiming to ensure that a child in care has a positive support network around them to help them during their time in care and in adulthood.
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)
Live chat: online Monday – Friday 1.30pm – 9pm)
Coram Children's Legal Centre
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