Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
The NSPCC is a charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. They operate a free 24-hour helpline that provides help, advice and support to adults worried about a child.
Contact them by phone on 0808 800 5000
Or you can text 88858
ChildLine is the UK’s free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk. Trained counsellors are there to provide comfort, support and advice about any problem that’s on your mind.
Contact them 24 hours a day, every day, by phone on 0800 1111. Calls are free from all existing networks – landline and mobile.
A National Voice
A National Voice is an organisation run by and for care experienced young people. Some staff are also care experienced. Their main aim is to create positive changes to the Care System in England and provide a national platform to hear the voices of approx 65,000 children and young people who are Looked After.
The Who Cares? Trust
The Who Cares? Trust runs projects for children in care. Everything they do is designed to improve the day to day experience of children and young people in care - and their future lives. They do this in a number of ways, including informing and supporting children in care through specially designed magazines and publications, and providing support materials for foster carers, local authorities and other professionals responsible for their welfare and education.
You can contact them by phone on 020 7251 3117 (Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm).
Their website also includes Who Cares? Town, a section designed for especially for children and young people.
Coram Children's Legal Centre
Coram Children's Legal Centre (CCLC) is an independent national charity which works to promote children’s rights in the UK and abroad. The centre offers free legal information, advice and representation to children and their families in child, family and education law.
CCLC provides free legal advice through the Child Law Advice Line on 08088 020 008.