How we can help

At NYAS Cymru we are all about standing up for children and young people’s rights, making sure their voices are heard and that they get the help and support they need. NYAS Cymru are very aware this is an unsettling and worrying time for children, young people and their families.

Despite the Coranavirus outbreak we want to reassure you we are still here for you.

At the moment, we are following Welsh Government guidelines and any local lockdown restrictions regarding face to face contact. If we cannot meet up in person, we can deliver our services via phone, text, email, and video calling.

Our helpline is here to help, please call 0808 808 1001 or email help@nyas.net for advice and support.

NYAS Cymru are committed to supporting the Welsh Language Scheme and offer our services throughout Wales in both Welsh and English.

NYAS Cymru Services

NYAS provides independent advocacy to children and young people in care across Wales to ensure their rights are upheld and their views, wishes and feelings are respected and their voices are heard.

NYAS also delivers an Independent Visiting service across Wales to ensure children and young people are matched with a trusted volunteer who provides a reliable befriending service to children in care when they are at their most vulnerable.

In addition, NYAS provide a range of grant funded projects that support vulnerable children, young people and adults who need additional support.

Young People and Participation

NYAS  Cymru is committed to upholding the rights of children and young people and the involvement of children and young people is critical to our success.

NYAS delivers peer advocacy and peer mentoring for care experienced young people.

NYAS also operates local participation groups with young people to ensure their voices are heard and they can help influence policy and shape legislation.

Influencing Policy and Legislation

NYAS is committed to ensuring it influences the political agenda in Wales to ensure children’s rights are upheld and improved upon. NYAS’ Director for Wales represents NYAS on Cafcass Cymru’s advisory board for Wales. NYAS is also represented on Welsh Government committees to drive better outcomes for looked after children and ensures NYAS campaigns, lobbies and influences to improve the lives of the children and young people we work with.

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