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

NYAS calls on Secretary of State to deliver meaningful review

26th Feb 2020

NYAS, as part of a collective of 27 charities and groups who work with and represent care-experienced children and young Read More

NYAS response to the DfE’s announcement on children in care living in unregulated accommodation

12th Feb 2020

NYAS welcomes the launch of a public consultation by the Department for Education to introduce new monitoring arrangements which will avoid young people being placed in unregulated children’s homes.

National Practice Standards and Guidance for Independent Visitor Service

29th Jan 2020

Independent Visitor provision across Wales will be informed by a new set of national practice standards and guidance, thanks to a project led by NYAS Cymru and commissioned by the Welsh Government.

NYAS Joins Call for ‘Whole System’ Review of Children’s Social Care

23rd Jan 2020

NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) has joined forces with hundreds of organisations and independent experts to call for an urgent review of the children’s care system in England.

Do something different this January

15th Jan 2020

January is the perfect time to fundraise for charity as people are often full of “New Year, New You” vibes Read More

Mental Health – beyond the January Blues

6th Jan 2020

January can make even the most enthusiastic of us feel quite low. Cold, dreary weather, festive over-indulgence and the post-Christmas Read More

NYAS Cymru’s Sharon Lovell Hopes MBE Will Help to Raise Advocacy Awareness

3rd Jan 2020

Sharon Lovell, National Executive Director Wales, has paid tribute to colleagues and fellow activists after being awarded an MBE in Read More

NYAS Cymru successful charity grant applications!

19th Dec 2019

NYAS Cymru has recently been awarded two grant applications for the continuation of funding for projects supporting young pregnant women Read More

Put children and young people at the heart of this General Election.

4th Dec 2019

We are joining 140+ organisations in a call to all political parties to put children and young people at the Read More

NYAS Stands Side by Side with Care Leavers

28th Nov 2019

NYAS is proud to announce the launch of SidebySide, a unique programme designed to reduce the feelings of isolation and Read More

Care-experienced children and young people urgently need mental health support

19th Nov 2019

Our latest campaign Looked after Minds highlights the lack of mental health support for care-experienced children is limiting their potential Read More

NYAS joins over 70 organisations and experts in call for General Election pledges for children

6th Nov 2019

NYAS has played an instrumental role in the development of 30 General Election Pledges, launched today by Together for Children, Read More

Mental health of care-experienced children and young people must be a Government priority

24th Oct 2019

NYAS has responded to the Prevention in the 2020s Green Paper and has urged the Government to ensure the mental Read More

NYAS Cymru Partners on Pioneering Crime Project

17th Oct 2019

NYAS Cymru is partnering with the Youth Justice Board Cymru and the University of South Wales, to deliver a unique Read More

A celebration of the advancement of children’s rights

1st Oct 2019

Preparations are well underway to launch a month-long celebration to mark some of the most significant milestones in the advancement Read More

Care-Experienced children should have mental health priority in Wales

26th Sep 2019

NYAS Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure the needs of care-experienced children and young people are prioritised in Read More


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