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Become: 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. Our mission is to help children in care and young care leavers to believe in themselves and to heal, grow and unleash their potential. We work alongside them to make the care system the best it can be.

Care Leavers Assocciation, The

The Care Leavers Association is a national user led charity aimed at improving the lives of care leavers of all ages. We bring together the voices and experiences of care leavers to support care leavers of all ages, improve the current care system and change for the better society’s perception of people in care. We work with individuals through our specific projects, campaigns, lobby and advocate for change at all levels of government and provide training and awareness for a range of organisations.

EachOther

EachOther is a UK-focused charity that uses independent journalism, storytelling and filmmaking to put the human into human rights. The digital content we produce is grounded in the lived experience of ordinary people affected by human rights issues. We involve them in the process of developing their stories, rather than talking for or over them. Theirs are the voices we platform and amplify to our audience of over a million viewers each year. In this way, we hope to grow public support for human rights here in the UK.

NSPCC

Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.

The Prince’s Trust

We believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. So, we help 11 to 30 year-olds to find the tools and confidence to try free courses and start careers.

Treyla (Cornwall)

Based in West Cornwall Trelya is working to secure a fairer future for children and young people in one of the most deprived and under resourced communities in England. Using long term, innovative and creative methods Trelya works with children and young people to create equity of opportunity and challenge injustice and structural inequalities. Our focus is on early intervention and includes high quality support in the Early Years and youth interventions that break negative cycles and prevent issues reaching crisis point.

4front

The 4Front Project is a member-led youth organisation empowering young people and communities to fight for justice, peace and freedom. We support members with experiences of violence and the criminal justice system to create change; in their own lives, communities and society. At 4FRONT we centre healing and practice transformative justice, whilst directly challenging the UK’s addiction to criminalisation, policing and prisons. We are transforming the way in which society understands how to support communities affected by violence and shaping the agenda around how to address the systemic causes of it.

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Circles South West

Our Young People’s Service accepts referrals for young people aged between 10 and 20 who have sexually offended or have displayed harmful sexual behaviour. Ideally the young person needs to accept responsibility for their behaviour. A Circle is made up of a young person and a group of specially trained community volunteers. The purpose of the Circle is to provide a supportive social network that enables purposeful reintegration into the community while managing the risk of further harmful sexual behaviour.

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Just for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law is a UK charity that works with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy and support, and campaigning to ensure children and young people in the UK have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued.

POPS – Providing Support to Parents of Offenders

POPS was established in 1988 by family members experiencing the stigma and distress of supporting a relative through a custodial sentence.

VPC: Volunteer Police Cadets

The Volunteer Police Cadets is the nationally recognised police uniformed youth group throughout England & Wales and in Scotland known as Police Scotland Youth Volunteers. Whilst being a national movement, all forces work to a national standard, whilst ensuring local volunteer police cadets operate flexibly in local police forces with individual forces being responsible for their delivery. The sharing of good practice and learning is encouraged at a national level.

White Gold Cornwall

White Gold Cornwall works with children, young people and adults across the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly providing 1:1 mentoring to help them navigate life’s challenges. We aim to support, guide and, if appropriate, challenge young people who are vulnerable or at risk, present unacceptable or challenging behaviour, are excluded from, or failing to engage in, education, lack confidence, self-esteem and/or social skills, orre involved, or at risk of becoming involved, with the Criminal Justice System.

You and Co

You & Co is Victim Support’s youth programme that helps young people cope with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support from us.

Abianda

Abianda is a London-based social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs and county lines, and the professionals who support them.

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Contact – For Families with Disabled Children

We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

EachOther

EachOther is a UK-focused charity that uses independent journalism, storytelling and filmmaking to put the human into human rights. The digital content we produce is grounded in the lived experience of ordinary people affected by human rights issues. We involve them in the process of developing their stories, rather than talking for or over them. Theirs are the voices we platform and amplify to our audience of over a million viewers each year. In this way, we hope to grow public support for human rights here in the UK.

#Reclaim these streets

Streets should be safe for women regardless of what we wear, where we walk or what time of day or night it is. It’s wrong that the response to violence against women requires women to behave differently so Reclaim These Streets speaks up on street harassment of women and girls, educates boys and men to take responsibility for the problem of violence against women and girls, and works to challenge misogyny in the way our laws are written and enforced.

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

Solomon Theatre Company

Solomon Theatre Company – since 2003 – specialists in communicating messages that result in crime reduction, improved community safety and the promotion of healthy schools and healthy lifestyles.

Talk to Frank

Home Office Minister Lord Henley said ‘There are so many ways for young people to get information on drugs: through their friends, the internet, TV programmes, films and song lyrics that knowing what’s true and where the dangers lie can be difficult. It is important that young people know that FRANK will always give them free and accurate information and confidential advice whenever they need it.

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The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

Become: 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. Our mission is to help children in care and young care leavers to believe in themselves and to heal, grow and unleash their potential. We work alongside them to make the care system the best it can be.

Contact – For Families with Disabled Children

We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

Education Otherwise

From a modest start made by a small group of parents in 1977, Education Otherwise (EO) has grown to become a well respected and vibrant registered charity, supporting and providing information to home educating families in England and Wales. Our aim is to support and promote parents’ rights to provide their children with the best education for each of them, as individuals.

Internet Matters

Supporting families online: Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

Parentzone

Parent Zone is an expert consultancy in digital family life, responding to the global challenges of the digital age. We empower young people, parents and professionals to build the skillsets needed to analyse and deal with challenges they face. Looking at issues such as bullying, body image, mental health and extremism, we also act as innovators, developing new research and ideas for global influencers and select corporate partners.

POPS – Providing Support to Parents of Offenders

POPS was established in 1988 by family members experiencing the stigma and distress of supporting a relative through a custodial sentence.

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

Treyla (Cornwall)

Based in West Cornwall Trelya is working to secure a fairer future for children and young people in one of the most deprived and under resourced communities in England. Using long term, innovative and creative methods Trelya works with children and young people to create equity of opportunity and challenge injustice and structural inequalities. Our focus is on early intervention and includes high quality support in the Early Years and youth interventions that break negative cycles and prevent issues reaching crisis point.

Brook – Sexual health & wellbeing for under 25s

Brook has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years. Our services in local communities, our education programmes, our training for professionals and our campaigning work means that young people are better equipped to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.

Contact – For Families with Disabled Children

We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

EachOther

EachOther is a UK-focused charity that uses independent journalism, storytelling and filmmaking to put the human into human rights. The digital content we produce is grounded in the lived experience of ordinary people affected by human rights issues. We involve them in the process of developing their stories, rather than talking for or over them. Theirs are the voices we platform and amplify to our audience of over a million viewers each year. In this way, we hope to grow public support for human rights here in the UK.

Pete’s Dragons

Our overarching aim at Pete’s Dragons is to put ourselves out of business, we don’t want to be supporting people after a suicide because we don’t want suicides to occur in the first place. Our contribution to this aim is our highly skilled and experienced training and consultancy department which offers workshops and courses in all aspects of suicide postvention (bereavement), intervention and prevention as well as wellbeing and mental health maintenance.

Place2Be

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. Our tried and tested model is backed by research. We believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.

Solomon Theatre Company

Solomon Theatre Company – since 2003 – specialists in communicating messages that result in crime reduction, improved community safety and the promotion of healthy schools and healthy lifestyles.

The curly hair project

The Curly Hair Project is a social enterprise that supports people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them, founded by autistic author Alis Rowe. We use cool things like animated films, comic strips and diagrams to make our work interesting and easy to understand!

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The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

The Shores

The Shores is the dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Dorset, providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted. We offer a safe and non-judgemental environment which focuses on the needs of you, the individual. All clients are treated with dignity and respect.

White Gold Cornwall

White Gold Cornwall works with children, young people and adults across the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly providing 1:1 mentoring to help them navigate life’s challenges. We aim to support, guide and, if appropriate, challenge young people who are vulnerable or at risk, present unacceptable or challenging behaviour, are excluded from, or failing to engage in, education, lack confidence, self-esteem and/or social skills, orre involved, or at risk of becoming involved, with the Criminal Justice System.

You and Co

You & Co is Victim Support’s youth programme that helps young people cope with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support from us.

Young Minds

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Your Way (Cornwall)

Your Way is a partnership between several youth and mental health services in Cornwall. Passionate about all aspects of our work, we provide quality youth services in Cornwall for and with young people aged 10 and over. Through our services you can access a variety of support within your community and online. This includes support for your mental health and emotional well-being, supporting you back into education, employment or training, as well as opportunities to volunteer across our projects. We’ll also encourage and support you to get involved in our service design, delivery and evaluation in order for us to continually make improvements to the service.

Be Internet Legends (Google)

Helping children be safe and confident explorers of the online world, To make the most of the internet, children need to make smart decisions. Be Internet Legends empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.

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CEOP Safety Centre

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors

Childnet

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Internet Matters

Supporting families online: Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

Own it (BBC)

Own It is the BBC’s online safety website with information and advice for children and young people

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Parentzone

Parent Zone is an expert consultancy in digital family life, responding to the global challenges of the digital age. We empower young people, parents and professionals to build the skillsets needed to analyse and deal with challenges they face. Looking at issues such as bullying, body image, mental health and extremism, we also act as innovators, developing new research and ideas for global influencers and select corporate partners.

Report Remove

It can be scary finding out a nude image or video of you has been shared online. But we can help. Follow the steps below to get your image or video removed from the internet.

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The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

ThinkUKnow

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.

British Youth Council

We empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

Children’s Society, The

Every young person deserves a good childhood, That’s why we fight for the hope and happiness of young people when it’s threatened by abuse, exploitation and neglect. We see the hope and courage in young people every day, and it inspires us to support them through their most serious life challenges. Now we’re stepping up the fight for hope at a time when it’s under threat like never before. Our goal and vision are built around the hopes of young people, to achieve long-lasting change for this generation and the ones to come. Find out who we are.

CSW: Careers South West

Planning for the future can feel a bit overwhelming, especially when there are so many things to consider. We hope that these pages will answer many of your questions and point you towards a range of useful information. If you’re aged 16 -19 there are a wide variety of learning and work options that you can think about. Don’t forget, if you’re under 18 you are required to continue in either full-time or part-time learning at least until your 18th birthday. CSW offers a range of services to help guide you through your choices, provide information and offer support, from a quick chat to more intensive, long-lasting support.

NYA: National Youth Agency

NYA is the national body for youth work, and the Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England. We have been transforming lives through youth work for over 50 years. By championing, professionalising, and enabling youth work, we strive to find better, more inventive ways to empower more young people. Our mission is to transform the lives of young people in England and beyond through the power of youth work. Our vision is to support one million young people through our work

The Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner for England is Dame Rachel de Souza. She speaks up for children and young people so that policymakers and the people who have an impact on their lives take their views and interests into account when making decisions about them. Independent of Government and Parliament, the Children’s Commissioner has unique powers to help bring about long-term change and improvements for all children, particularly the most vulnerable.

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

The Prince’s Trust

We believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. So, we help 11 to 30 year-olds to find the tools and confidence to try free courses and start careers.

Treyla (Cornwall)

Based in West Cornwall Trelya is working to secure a fairer future for children and young people in one of the most deprived and under resourced communities in England. Using long term, innovative and creative methods Trelya works with children and young people to create equity of opportunity and challenge injustice and structural inequalities. Our focus is on early intervention and includes high quality support in the Early Years and youth interventions that break negative cycles and prevent issues reaching crisis point.

UK Youth

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment into the youth sector, the lack of cross sector understanding of how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people.

VPC: Volunteer Police Cadets

The Volunteer Police Cadets is the nationally recognised police uniformed youth group throughout England & Wales and in Scotland known as Police Scotland Youth Volunteers. Whilst being a national movement, all forces work to a national standard, whilst ensuring local volunteer police cadets operate flexibly in local police forces with individual forces being responsible for their delivery. The sharing of good practice and learning is encouraged at a national level.

Young People Cornwall

Young People Cornwall knows what young people need. We’ve been successfully working with 11-25 year olds for almost 40 years, encouraging thousands of young people to reach their potential. Set up in 1974 to help youth groups across the county, we’ve grown in size and scope since we started, but our ambition and drive stays the same. We’re all about making waves. Giving young people a voice, building their confidence, boosting their creativity and opening doors to a brighter future – all in a way that works for them.

Your Way (Cornwall)

Your Way is a partnership between several youth and mental health services in Cornwall. Passionate about all aspects of our work, we provide quality youth services in Cornwall for and with young people aged 10 and over. Through our services you can access a variety of support within your community and online. This includes support for your mental health and emotional well-being, supporting you back into education, employment or training, as well as opportunities to volunteer across our projects. We’ll also encourage and support you to get involved in our service design, delivery and evaluation in order for us to continually make improvements to the service.

Act Early

It can be hard to know what to do if you’re worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others. Working with other organisations, the police protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through a Home Office programme called Prevent. Act early and tell us your concerns in confidence. You won’t be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.

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The Innovate Project

Exploring how services are addressing extra-familial risks experienced by young people outside of the family home. Building new knowledge about the processes of innovation in social care.

The Holly Project

Not Counsellors • Not Police • Not Solicitors • Not Social Services. We are CSE Survivors! If you are a victim of CSE then please get in touch! We are CSE Survivors. We understand you!

NSPCC

Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.

CEOP Safety Centre

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors

Children’s Society, The

Every young person deserves a good childhood, That’s why we fight for the hope and happiness of young people when it’s threatened by abuse, exploitation and neglect. We see the hope and courage in young people every day, and it inspires us to support them through their most serious life challenges. Now we’re stepping up the fight for hope at a time when it’s under threat like never before. Our goal and vision are built around the hopes of young people, to achieve long-lasting change for this generation and the ones to come. Find out who we are.

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