"The charity for children in care and young care leavers. Become is here to make a difference to individual lives right now, and the care system as a whole for future generations. Since 1992 we’ve been working to improve the everyday lives and future life chances of children in care and young care leavers."
Call us! Freephone: 0800 023 2033. We’re a friendly team and we’re here to give children in care and young care leavers practical, helpful information and advice about anything to do with being in care. Lines are open Monday to Friday 10:30am - 5pm.
Or visit - https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/ for more information
"Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime."
Cal 0800 1111. Lines are open all day and night.
Or visit https://www.childline.org.uk/ for informatron on a range of topics including bullying, your feelings and relationships.
Eighteen and Under
"Support for young people and children who have experienced any form of abuse or violence"
By text, i-message, snapchat and whatsapp. We can answer any questions you may have and set up long term support via text. To get started with support or to ask a question text us on - 07707 531 976.
Our online forum has lots of useful information and is a great place to connect with support staff and other young people. There are discussion topics, chat room and a private messaging system. Check it out at www.18uonline.com
National Youth Advocacy Service
"The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults. NYAS offers a variety of services including: A national advocacy helpline. Advocacy for children in care and those in need – including children subject to child protection plans, care leavers, children and young people with disabilities. The provision of independent visitors for children in care. Legal representation of children in private family law. Advocacy to adults in-inpatient mental health settings."
Helpline: 0808 808 1001
"We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK."
Helpline: 01708 765200 (hours vary so ring for details)