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Carelaw

www.carelaw.org.uk

Gives useful information like rights, your education, health care for children and young people in care.

Children Act 1989

www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1989/Ukpga_19890041_en_1.htm

This is what the law says and is the ultimate guide to what your rights are.

National Youth Advocacy Service

www.nyas.net/

Provides information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people up to the age of 25.

Office for the Children’s Rights Director

www.rights4me.org.uk

This is a funky website with lots of info about your rights.

Voice

www.voiceyp.org

Voice is a national charity that works with young people to speak up for them and support them in getting improvements to their lives.

The Who Cares Trust

www.thewhocarestrust.org.uk

The Who Cares Trust is a national charity working to improve the lives for children and young people in care. They produce a magazine and give lots of useful info.

Support Lines for children and young people

Childline

www.childline.org.uk

0800 1111
24 hour helpline for young people in trouble or danger


NSPCC

www.nspcc.org.uk/under18

The NSPCC has a specific website section for children and young people under 18 and also has links to some other really useful websites.

Samaritans

www.samaritans.org

08457 90 90 90
Samaritans provides confidential support, 24 hours a day for people having feelings of distress or despair

Advice, information and support

Brook

www.brook.org.uk

Confidential information and advice for young people with links to your nearest Brook centre.

Connexions South London

www.connexions-southlondon.org.uk/youth

Have loads of useful info about life, education, work, health… and local events.

Refugee Council

www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

Unaccompanied minors will find this website very useful.  The Refugee Council has a range of projects for asylum seekers and produces information in different languages.

RU-OK

www.ru-ok.com

The website that helps you to help yourself – how to cope with common problems as well as using your strengths.


The Children’s Society

www.childrenssociety.org.uk

The Children’s Society website has a section ‘For Children’ to allow you to have your say.

The Who Cares Trust

www.thewhocarestrust.org.uk

The Who Cares Trust is a national charity working to improve the lives for children and young people in care. They produce a magazine and give lots of useful info.

Youth Access

www.youthaccess.org.uk

Youth Access is the national membership association for young people’s information advice, counselling and support.

Youth Net

www.youthnet.org

First charity available only online! Provides guidance, advice and support to young people.

Disability information

Contact a family

www.cafamily.org.uk/lambeth/index

For families and carers with disabled children

Mencap

www.mencap.org.uk

Information and advice on learning disability, housing, education, employment and leisure

National Children’s Bureau

www.ncb.org.uk

The National Children’s Bureau has a project for disabled children’s rights to be heard ‘Making Ourselves Heard’.

People First

www.peoplefirstltd.com

Advice, information and advocacy service for people with leaning disabilities.

RNID

www.rnid.org.uk

0808 808 0123 
Useful information for deaf and heard of hearing people

The Children’s Society

www.childrenssociety.org.uk/disabilityadvocacyproject

The Children’s Society has a project for promoting advocacy with and for young people with a disability.

The National Autistic Society

www.autism.org.uk

0845 070 4004
For information, advice and support on autis