7th Aug 2020

Today, a much-anticipated judgment following Article 39’s Judicial Review challenge of ‘SI 445’ was handed down by the High Court, Read More

There is no case for law undermining children’s rights to continue into September – NYAS’ response to flawed government consultation

6th Aug 2020

We have once again called for the immediate withdrawal of SI 445, legislation introduced in April that removes or dilutes children’s rights. The government consultation closed yesterday and sought views on extending the time limit of certain “flexibilities” past September. Read more

NYAS Cymru calls for child-centred COVID-19 recovery, backed by charities, the Youth Justice Board and all four Welsh Police Commissioners

3rd Aug 2020

The all-Wales Missing the Point steering group, made up of charities, Police and Crime Commissioners and public sector organisations, has Read More

NYAS launches new #AcrossTheBorder research series, with first report shining spotlight on youth homelessness in Wales and England

30th Jul 2020

NYAS has today launched a new report, ‘Tackling Youth Homelessness in England and Wales.’ The report is the first in Read More

NYAS joins call for Government to do more to protect care leavers from homelessness

17th Jul 2020

NYAS, as part of a collective of children’s and homelessness charities across the sector, have today submitted a letter addressed Read More

UK Government will keep the law undermining children’s rights (for now), but do not want it to be used… #ScrapSI445

15th Jul 2020

The Children’s Minister Vicky Ford MP has released a statement urging local authorities not to use the majority of the Read More

NYAS call on Government to put children at the heart of recovery

29th Jun 2020

NYAS are joining 150+ organisations in a call to Government to put babies, children and young people at the heart of the coronavirus response.

NYAS evidence on COVID-19 and children’s rights published by parliamentary committee

25th Jun 2020

Our written evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services has been published as part of the Education Select Committee’s ongoing inquiry in England.

Action on children and young people’s advocacy in England

19th Jun 2020

NYAS is part of the Advocates4U campaign group who have launched a progress report from the last twelve months on children and young people’s advocacy services.

Parliament votes against scrapping new law that undermines children’s rights

10th Jun 2020

Update on debate held in the House of Commons following a campaign by NYAS and other children’s rights groups who are calling on the Government for the immediate withdrawal of Statutory Instrument 445.

Celebrating Volunteer Week

1st Jun 2020

This week marks the start of National Volunteer Week (1 – 7 June) and whilst we can’t host any celebratory Read More

New ‘Young Lives in Lockdown’ research shows increase in loneliness and anxiety among children in care and care leavers

21st May 2020

New NYAS report, ‘Young lives in lockdown’, was published today revealing how care-experienced children and young people are feeling during Read More

“Not seeing my mum” among children’s concerns presented by NYAS Cymru to the Education Committee

14th May 2020

As part of our work to keep children safe and well during the lockdown, NYAS Cymru has given written evidence Read More

NYAS calls on government to scrap new legislation that threatens children’s rights

30th Apr 2020

NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) has today written to the government calling for the urgent withdrawal of the Adoption and Read More

Protecting vulnerable children is “top priority” says UK Government Minister in response to NYAS and 40+ charities’ letter

24th Apr 2020

Minister for Children and Families, Vicky Ford, recently responded to NYAS and partners’ call for the rights of care-experienced children Read More

NYAS calls on the UK Government to ban unregulated accommodation for all children in care

8th Apr 2020

NYAS has today written to the Department for Education calling for a ban on unregulated accommodation for all children in Read More

NYAS calls on UK and Welsh Governments to act swiftly to protect the rights of young people during the COVID-19 response

27th Mar 2020

NYAS, as part of a collective of 42 charities and organisations working with care-experienced children and young people, have today submitted open letters addressed to the UK and Welsh Governments. With signatories from across the sector, the letters call for the protection and support of young people as a priority during the COVID-19 response.

Voices of vulnerable children and young people will be at the heart of an independent care review

24th Mar 2020

NYAS is delighted that the Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, has confirmed that the voices of children, Read More

We’re here to support vulnerable children and young people

20th Mar 2020

As a national rights based charity, our teams are well placed and experienced in remote and mobile working. We are confident that we can use alternative communication methods which will enable us to continue to deliver our services for as long as it is possible to do so.

Advocates4U campaign takes a step closer to new national standards to make sure children are heard loud and clear

5th Mar 2020

NYAS welcomes the new Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford’s promise of a consultation on the review of advocacy for care experienced children and young people later this year. Read more


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