At a glance


  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 
National - England


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.


We exist to support children, vulnerable adults, parents and carers to be heard through the provision of confidential advice, information and representation.


  • Provide young people with an advocate who can help get their wishes and feelings heard.
  • Provide young people with Independent Visitors.
  • Provide young people with an independent person to talk to when they have been missing.

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