What we do
NYAS provide confidential, professional independent advocacy services to children and young people who are:
- Looked after. Advocacy support can involve issues such as: Contact with family, placement planning, disabilities, transition, short breaks, support to attend LAC reviews, access to legal advice, conflicting views with a social worker, access to files, to make an appeal/complaint.
- Subject to child protection case conferences
- Care leavers
- Children and young people wishing to make a complaint about a service they are receiving from the local authority
Who do we support
We provide an issue based advocacy service for between the ages 0 -18 years. We will also work with young people up to the age of 21 years when they are leaving care and in education.
Can anyone use this service?
Please call our helpline for further information
Opening timesOur Helpline is open from 9am to 8pm every week day, and 10-4 every weekend, excluding bank holidays.