National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

COVID-19 Update

We want to reassure you we’ll do everything in our power to support vulnerable children and young people with independent advocacy and legal representation across England and Wales. Our helpline is ready to support you please call 0808 808 1001 or email [email protected]
Find out more

Who is it for?

Care leavers/LAC

Age range

Up to 21

Services offered

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

How to access

Telephone or Online

Phone Number



[email protected]

Open hours

Helpline is open from 9am to 8pm every week day, and 10-4 every weekend, excluding bank holidays.



Social Media

Facebook @NYAS.YP