Suggestions of further contacts for advice
- Social Services
Your social worker should be able to help with most problems and
you should be able to contact your social worker by telephone. If
you don't know the telephone number of Social Services you can find
out by ringing -118 500 and ask for the number of the local authority who has the care order
over you. Ask for the number of that authority's social services department.
If you ring Social Services you will probably be asked your name,
address and birthday and the name of your social worker. If your social
worker is not there and you need to speak to someone else you should
ask to speak to the "duty" social worker who should be able to help
if it is urgent or take a message for your social worker to contact
ChildLine - free phone 0800-1111
ChildLine is the 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. Child Line also runs a separate Help Line for children in Care on 0800 884 444 (3.30 p.m – 9.30 p.m Monday to Friday; 2 p.m – 8 p.m weekends).
NSPCC (National Society for the Protection
of Cruelty to Children)
NSPCC Children Protection Helpline:- 0800 800 5000
This is a free national 24 hour service which provides counselling,
information and advice to anyone, including children concerned about
a child at risk.
This is an organisation providing help to children in care. Its' representatives
provide a volunteer visiting service to Secure Units, an Advocacy
Service for children and young people looked after by Social Services
Departments in the London area and a visiting representative service
to Residential Homes.
Unit 4, Pride Court, 80-82 White Lion Street, London. N1 6PF
Telephone Number 020-7833 5792
- National Youth Advocacy Service
National Youth Advocacy Service: Freeline phone now operates between 9 a.m and 7 p.m weekdays; 9 a.m – 2 p.m weekends. Their address is as follows:-
99-105 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 6AD. Telephone 0151 649 8700. Fax 0151 649 8701.