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NYAS is a UK charity providing socio-legal services. We offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.

NYAS provides specialist legal advice and assistance. NYAS is a legal aid agency provider for family law.

Through these services NYAS provides a safety net for children, young people and vulnerable adults, who have nowhere else to turn. We work within communities across the UK, with children, with young people, with adults, and with carers, local authorities and professionals such as social workers and lawyers.

We are independent and confidential as long as you are safe.

We can help if you are:

  • Not being listened to
  • In need of some advice
  • In need of help to talk to Social Services
  • Aren’t being treated fairly
  • Being told you have to move
  • Having difficulties about school
  • Not having the contact with your family that you want
  • Homeless
  • A vulnerable adult who is disabled
  • A carer
  • Experiencing the separation or divorce of your parents
  • Not feeling safe

If you are a child or young person, or you’re acting on behalf of a child, young person or vulnerable adult and need help, information or advice, please contact our helpline on FREEPHONE 0808 808 1001 or send an email to help@nyas.net. For information on Family Contact sessions please select our link on the left of this webpage; to request sessions please send an e-mail to contact.centre@nyas.net.

NYAS provides:

  • Advocacy services
  • Family Contact services contact.centre@nyas.net
  • Working Together for Children (CYMRU)
  • Separated parents information programme
  • Specialist family legal services
  • Independent visitors
  • Independent persons
  • Investigating officers
  • Provision of IMHAs
  • Advocacy for adult carers
  • Regulation 33 visitors
  • Participation and consultation
  • Training
  • Helpline
  • Signposting
  • Kinship care information