Tel: (Freephone) 0800 808 1001, (Office) 0151 649 8700
Most children, young people and vulnerable adults in the UK have their own advocates: their parents and wider family of caring relatives and friends who protect them and their interests until they are old enough to become happy, participating members of society. The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) was set up to help the many thousands of children, young people and vulnerable adults in the UK who have no one to listen to them or to speak up for them. All its services are independent and confidential.
NYAS is committed to working towards implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and in particular the right of each young person and vulnerable adult to be consulted when decisions are made about their lives. NYAS provides the following:
- Accessible information for young people and vulnerable adults about the complex situations they face.
- An independent casework service.
- Advocacy service for children in care with its own Freephone line (number above).
- Legal representation: NYAS has its own solicitor and agent solicitors around the country to give expert advice to young people and vulnerable adults and represent them in court if necessary.
- Training and consultancy.
Last updated on 07/08/2015