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Become

Become.

Become’s mission is to provide help, support and advice to children in care and young care leavers so that they can take control of their lives and unleash their potential.

Telephone: 0800 023 2033

Website: http://www.becomecharity.org.uk/

https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/for-young-people/care-advice-line/

 

Become also run a free  and friendly help and advice line 

Help and advice line: Freephone 0800 023 2033

Email: advice@becomecharity.org.uk

British Red Cross International Family Tracing Service

British Red Cross

Helping you trace your family abroad.

Contact: Donna Boulton at DBoulton@redcross.org.uk or 01158 505942

Buttle UK

Buttle

Buttle UK’s mission is the maintenance, education and advancement in life of children and young people who through poverty and family circumstances are in need of, and will benefit significantly from, Buttle UK’s support.

Website: https://www.buttleuk.org/

Catch22

Catch 22

Catch 22 works with young people who are in or leaving custody, involved in or on the fringes of crime, out of work, struggling at school, homeless or facing young parenthood without the safety net of a supportive family. Catch 22 offer practical support services which are flexible, highly personalised and often intensive.

Website: www.catch-22.org.uk

Change, Grow, Live

Change Grow Live

Change, Grow, Live provide a free and confidential drug and alcohol service open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Nottinghamshire.

Telephone: 0115 896 0798

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/content/cgl-new-directions-nottinghamshire-newark-mansfield-worksop-hucknall-broxtowe-rushcliffe

ChildLine

ChildLine

ChildLine is a free national 24 hour telephone help line for any child in trouble or danger. It is a confidential counselling service which offers information and help to children and young people.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau

CAB

The Citizens Advice Bureau helps people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice and influencing policy makers. Some branches can provide legal advice on immigration and asylum cases.

Telephone: 0300 330 5457

Website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Community Legal Advice

Community Legal Advice (CLA) is a free and confidential advice service in England and Wales paid for by legal aid. If you are living on a low income or benefits, you may be eligible for free specialist advice from legal advisers on issues including:

  • Debt, if your home is at risk
  • Housing, if you’re homeless or at risk of being evicted
  • Domestic abuse
  • Separating from an abusive partner, when you’re making arrangements for children or sorting out money and property
  • Special education needs
  • Discrimination

Telephone: 0345 345 4 345

Website: https://www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice

Complaints

We want to hear your views about our services, good or bad. What you tell us helps us improve services and plan for the future.

Telephone: 0300 500 80 80

Website: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/contact-and-complaints/complaints/make-a-complaint-comment-or-compliment

Department for Education

Information from the Department of Education about your rights as a care leaver.

Website: https://www.gov.uk/leaving-foster-or-local-authority-care

Department for Work & Pensions

Information on finding jobs and accessing benefits.

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions

Leaving care service / Personal advisers

(Bassetlaw, Newark, Mansfield) 01158041236 or LeavingCareDuty@nottscc.gov.uk 

(Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling, Rushcliffe) 01158546318 or LeavingCare.South@nottscc.gov.uk

For 21+ getting back in touch -  0115 804 4154 or 21plus@nottscc.gov.uk

Missing People

Missing People

Missing People is a free phone confidential service for anyone who has run away from home or care, or been forced to leave home.

Telephone: 11600

Website: https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/

National Youth Advocacy Service

National Youth Advocacy Service

The National Youth Advocacy Service is a UK charity providing children's rights and socio-legal services. NYAS offer information, advocacy, legal representation and advice to children and young people up to the age of 25 through a network of advocates

Telephone: 0808 808 1001

Website: https://www.nyas.net/

Nottinghamshire County Council LAC & Care Leavers Partnership & Strategy

This partnership is responsible for ensuring the best possible outcomes for all looked after children and care leavers in Nottinghamshire.  Their strategy sets out how their shared vision and plan on how they will do this.  They are responsible for creating and improving the Local Offer for Care Leavers

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/media/130637/lookedafterchildrencareleaversstrategy.pdf

Nottinghamshire Women's Aid

We provide a safe environment for women experiencing domestic abuse, with ongoing support, advice, counselling and learning opportunities. Run a 24 hour free helpline.  We believe that every woman should live a life free from abuse and be the director in their own lives.  

Freephone: 0808 800 0340

Website; www.nottswa.org

Ofsted

The national regulator that ensures local authorities are delivering the best possible outcomes for children in care and care leavers. You can view reports of how Nottinghamshire County Council performs when delivering services for looked after children and care leavers.

Nottinghamshirereports:https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/local-authorities/nottinghamshire

Refugee Council

Refugee Council

The Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK working directly with refugees, and supporting them to rebuild their lives.

Website: https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

Samaritans

We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.  A free and confidential service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Website: www.Samaritans.org

Free phone: 116 123

The Care Leavers’ Association

Care Leavers Association

The Care Leavers’ Association provides advice and information about leaving care and your rights and entitlements

Telephone: 0161 236 5665

Website: http://www.careleavers.com/what-we-do/young-peoples-project/leavingcare/

The Howard League

Free, independent and confidential advice, assistance and representation on a wide range of issues to young people under 21 years old in custody.

Telephone: 0808 801 0308

Website: https://howardleague.org/

The Rees Foundation

The Rees Foundation

Supports care leavers and care experienced individuals across the UK.  They champio services, projects and interventions with and for care experienced people. They empower and inspire others to effect social change and improve support, policy, practice, interventions.

Website: www.reesfoundation.org

Young Minds

Young Minds

Young Minds is committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.

Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/

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