Okay, let's talk facts. Here's some stats. And rights and links to other sites. All about care. Oh yeah.
We've collected some useful links from the web here. They're grouped into the following categories:
- Bryn Melyn Group Foundation
The Bryn Melyn Group Foundation provides much needed help to care leavers. We want to extend some of the support, encouragement and financial assistance that most of us take for granted from our parents to those who begin their adult lives with no family to fall back on, or even to care what happens to them.
- Care Leavers Association
Care Leavers Association (CLA) is an evergrowing union of Care Leavers and their members are all from Care, the CLA is similar to A National Voice except our members are all under 25 years old.The CLA have recently launched a campaign designed to improve access to records for children in care and care leavers. This site also has a link to Care Leavers Reunited.
- British Youth Council
BYC (British Youth Council) is the national youth council for young people in the UK aged under 26. BYC represents and involved a unique coalition of young people through their involvement as individuals or through their youth organisations. BYC brings together young people to agree on issues of common concern and encourages them to take collective action.
- Children's Law Centre
Helping young people, their parents and professionals work with and understand laws which affect children.
- Coram Childrens Legal Centre
Coram Children’s Legal Centre, part of the Coram group of charities, specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people.
CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights.
- The Children (Leaving Care) Act
Links to the 'Children (Leaving Care) Act' document.
- The Children Act 1989
Links to the 'Children Act' legal document.
Rights and Advocacy
- Article 12
Article 12 (In Scotland) is a children's rights organisation by under 18-year-olds, for children and young people in the UK.
- Children's Rights Alliance for England
(CRAE) Children's Rights Alliance for England monitors developments in children's rights; advocates for laws and policy to be fully compatible with the Convention on the Rights of the Child; and disseminates information to professionals and the public (including children and young people).
- Childrens Rights Officers and Advocates
CROA (Childrens Rights Officers and Advocates) is a membership organisation for children's rights officers and advocates, children's participation officers and individuals working to promote children's rights and participation in England and Wales. The majority of our members provide rights, advocacy and participation services to children and young people 'looked after', 'in need' and those involved in child protection procedures. They are, in the main, employed by one of the children's charities working in partnership with individual local authorities.
Barnardos helps the most vulnerable children and young people transform their lives and fulfil their potential. Our website will tell you more about what we do and our work with children and young people as well as how you can help us to continue our work.
- Bullying On Line
Bullying On Line is a charity which provides advice for parents and children
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) The Government has set up this parents' and carers' area as part of its new Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - also known as CEOP. The aim of the website is to help you understand some of the new technology that young people love to use, update you on some of the risks they may come into contact with and empower you to get involved in helping them be safer in their online experience.
Childline is the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call our helpline on 0800 1111 about any problem, at any time - day or night. Children who are deaf or find using a regular phone difficult can try our textphone service on 0800 400 222. ChildLine's counsellors are there to help you find ways to sort things out.
- The Children's Society
Children and young people are shaped by the communities they live in, and by the people who surround them. Their prospects can become bleak when these influences let them down. The Children's Society concentrates its resources on tackling the root causes of the problems these children and young people face.