Our Current Campaigns for Children’s Rights
Below, you will find a list of NYAS’ current campaigns for children’s rights. Each campaign page will include information about the campaign itself, along with any updates and successes that we may have along the way.
It’s really important to NYAS that each of our campaign messages truly reflect the young people we want to help. This is why most of the campaigns below have been steered by our Campaigns Youth Advisory Group, amplifying and empowering the voices of care experienced young people.
Explore our Current Campaigns for Children's Rights
My Things Matter
Every 20 minutes, a child in care moves home. NYAS is working with local authorities across England and Wales to make the moving experience as good as it can be for young people in care. Every child deserves to move home with dignity and respect.
Looked After Minds
Mental health matters to care-experienced young people. So, NYAS is calling for the Governments in both England and Wales to take urgent action that prioritises the mental wellbeing of children and young people in care.
Missing the Point
It’s not uncommon for children in care to go missing, putting them at risk of harm. This campaign calls on local councils to listen to the wishes and feelings of children in care in order to reduce the likelihood of them going missing.
NYAS is working with the National Children’s Advocacy Consortium and the National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers (NAIRO), on a national campaign to strengthen children and young people’s advocacy services.
The Right Friend
As part of the National Independent Visitor Network, NYAS is campaigning for improved access to Independent Visitors (IV) for young people in care. We hope that this will reduce loneliness for people in care, and make them more aware of their rights.
Between 2018-2021, at least 14 young people in care died in unregulated accommodation. NYAS is campaigning to ban the use of unregulated accommodation for all children in care up to the age of 18 - no child should be left behind.
Listen If You Care
Specific to Wales, this campaign aims to bring decision makers face to face with care experienced young people. Listen If You Care campaigns for young people in care to be involved in political decisions which affect them.
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