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NYAS is working to create "a society where every child, young person or vulnerable adult's voice is heard and their rights are respected and where they can achieve their potential."

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To do this we need support to provide activities and services not funded through statutory provision. This mean we need you help as an individual as well as help from companies and charitable trusts and foundations.


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Martyn Best, Managing Director of Document DirectWhy I donate to NYAS

‘Our influence on the future is one of our greatest responsibilities.

My own children have been fortunate to receive support and advice during their lives, and I became aware that far too many young people do not receive that natural parental and family guidance.

NYAS bridge that gap and give inspirational intervention which has a positive impact on the future of those young lives and makes such a significant difference – and so NYAS became a natural charity of choice for me’.

Martyn Best, Managing Director of Document Direct



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NYAS Helpline
Many referrals to NYAS come in via our helpline. The Helpline provides access to advocates, lawyers and other support services for vulnerable children and young people.

“NYAS was the only organisation that didn’t make me feel fobbed off when I came off the phone from speaking with them.”

Legal Advice and Representation
We provide free legal advice and representation for children and young people who fall outside the statutory legal aid guidelines and there are more and more of them every day. We currently provide this service unpaid, but we’d like to do more. Funding will help us to pay for legal fees and counsel.

"The NYAS caseworkers report was extremely helpful. The judge specifically singled it out for praise describing it as erudite, thoughtful and very full and comprehensive. He also praised the manner in which the caseworker had fairly analysed the issues"

Independent Visiting
To add to the limited budget provided by local authorities we want to create a fund to allow our volunteers to occasionally do something extra special during their visits – new experiences, which will build confidence.

“I like how my independent Visitor isn’t anything to do with social services and she is here to support me not to judge.”

Over the past year we’ve listened to children and young people in care and acted on what they tell us. Help us to continue to influence decision makers and find ways to help children to advise NYAS and make positive changes.

"Being part of this project was amazing. I enjoyed meeting new people. I learnt technical things and built a lot of confidence. It was absolutely amazing"

A Louder and Stronger Voice
We need to extend our campaigning and policy work, impacting more widely, listening to children, acting and influencing on their behalf. Every child, and every young person should have a right to an advocate should they need one.

“NYAS was the only organisation that listened to me and to my brother”


How to Donate









Simply make a one-off donation using there is no charge for doing this and you can opt to use *Gift Aid to maximise your donation.

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For greater impact why not set up a standing order to make a regular contribution to our work.

With your help we can make a genuine and positive difference to the lives of the most vulnerable.

Thank you


Thank You to our funders.

NYAS is extremely appreciative of each and every one of our funders for providing grants to enable our work with vulnerable children and young people to take place. Our funders presently include:

29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
Albert Edward Higgs Charity
Albert Hunt Trust
Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
Baron Davenport's Charity

Big Lottery – Awards for All (Wales)
Big Lottery Reaching Communities
Boltini Trust
Cash for Kids (Radio City)
Cumberland Building Society
DCR Allen Charitable Trust
Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund
Leach Fourteeth Trust
Manchester Police & Crime Commissioner Youth Aspirations Fund
Norman Family Charitable Trust
Office of Police & Crime Commissioner Hampshire and Isle Of Wight
Orr Mackintosh Foundation
Persula Foundation
Pilkington Charities Fund
Queens Young Leaders
Rothley Trust
Skelton Bounty
Slaughter & May Charitable Trust
Spence Family Fund
West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner
W O Street Foundation 

If you would like to know more about how you can become involved contact the fundraising team on

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