30 Years of The Children Act 1989 – How it Changed the Children’s Rights Landscape Forever

19th Mar 2019

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Children Act 1989, a watershed moment in the advancement of children’s rights Read More

NYAS supports call for the immediate withdrawal of the Department for Education’s ‘myth busting’ guide

23rd Feb 2019

NYAS fully supports the ongoing efforts of our colleagues at Article 39 who have now launched legal action to secure Read More

NYAS Appoints First Head of Policy and Research

18th Feb 2019

Leading children’s rights charity NYAS has announced the appointment of Ben Twomey as its Head of Policy and Research. The Read More

NYAS Joins Call for Closure of Controversial Medway Secure Training Centre

12th Feb 2019

NYAS have joined with 35 other influential voices concerned with the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people to call Read More

NYAS Supports Myth-Busting Guide Action from Article 39

14th Jan 2019

NYAS is fully supportive of the continued efforts of fellow children’s rights charity, Article 39 to have key parts of Read More

Problem-solving pioneer judge Nicholas Crichton dies

19th Dec 2018

NYAS is greatly saddened to hear of the death of Judge Nicholas Crichton CBE. Nick was a committed supporter of Read More

A Tribute to John Kemmis

15th Dec 2018

We have been greatly saddened by the news that John Kemmis, a life-long champion for children’s rights has passed away. Read More

NYAS Welcomes New Guidance on Anonymisation in Family Court Judgments

11th Dec 2018

The wishes and opinions of children and young people have helped to inform new guidance from the President of the Read More

NYAS Cymru welcomes £15 million Welsh Government Investment aimed at reducing the number of children in care

7th Dec 2018

NYAS Cymru, the Welsh division of  NYAS, will play an integral role in the ministerial advisory group that has been Read More

NYAS and POhWER Partnership Awarded UK-Wide Priory Group Advocacy Contract

3rd Dec 2018

An advocacy partnership led by NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) has been awarded a contract to continue delivering general mental Read More

Changing young lives

14th Nov 2018

We’re continually working to raise awareness of the plight of children in care and care leavers and on Sunday 11th Read More

Don’t Forget Children in Care this Christmas

8th Nov 2018

We are very excited to announce that we have been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018, Read More

Put children and young people at the heart of Government spending

29th Oct 2018

Support services for children and young people are at breaking point. We need the government to act swiftly to put Read More

National Care Leavers Week ‘Reach for the Sky’ Message has Life-Changing Power

22nd Oct 2018

Reach for the sky – that’s the message behind this year’s National Care Leavers’ Week (NCLW), taking place from the Read More

Raise free money for NYAS

1st Oct 2018

Don’t miss out on raising FREE funds for NYAS. If you shop in-store at Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose & Read More

50 organisations and social work experts urge withdrawal of key parts of new ‘myth busting’ guide about England’s care system

4th Sep 2018

NYAS has added their signature to collective concerns from Children and Young people providers with regard to the ‘Myth Busting’ Read More

Nyas Cymru ensure young people in care have a voice at first Welsh Youth Parliament

4th Sep 2018

The views and experiences of young people in care will be represented in the new Welsh Youth Parliament thanks to Read More

An independent advocate is not a solicitor- understanding the difference

12th Jul 2018

Even though the roles of independent advocates and solicitors are incredibly distinct and different – there is often confusion about Read More

Young People in Wales to Voice Gender Equality Hopes at First of Its Kind Conference

21st Jun 2018

A first of its kind conference aimed at breaking down gender equality barriers by helping young people in Wales to Read More

Electronic Recycling Campaign

1st Jun 2018

NYAS has launched our Electronic Recycling Campaign with our partner SER Ltd (Sustainable Electronic Recycling). As well as this being great for the Read More


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