A voice for a nation of young people who are in care or who have been in care, an organisation which is run by young people who are in Care or who have been in care. www.anationalvoice.org
If you need to contact your social worker, IRO or leaving care worker but do not have their number, you can call the Bridgwater office on – 01278 447996.
aims to ensure that care leavers have access to the best possible life chances as they move towards independence.
They also run the National Leaving Care Benchmarking forum, its aim is to share best practice and promote the voice of care leavers, through the Young People’s Benchmarking Forum. For more info check out their website.
is the voice of children and young people in the family courts; they make sure that children’s and young people’s welfare is put first. If you want to find out more about CAFCASS, the family courts, what will happen and who you will meet, you can visit their page cafcass.gov.uk children.
Childline are there to listen to you if you are worried about anything you can call them any time on 0800 1111. Or you can visit their website www.childline.org.uk
work with and on behalf of all children in England to dramatically improve their lives. She does this by listening to what children and young people say about what matters to them and makes sure the adults in charge listens to their views. The Children’s Commissioner site can provide you with advice assistance and information on lots of things, like your health, rights and she will also help you if something goes wrong. www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk
Taunton – 01823 357430
Bridgwater – 01278 447996
Mendip – 01749 822944
South Somerset – 01935 463942.
See Kooth – for their free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support
If you need to contact your social worker, IRO or leaving care worker but do not have their number, you can call the Mendip office on – 01749 822944.
The National Children’s Bureau, is a charity which fights to reduce the inequalities preventing children from achieving their full potential. Their site is full of up to date information on current issues along with resources and publications.www.ncb.org.uk
call 01749 833801
Route1 Advocacy – SCC
PO Box 5176
Address for visitors to our main office
Mendip District Council
Cannards Grave Road
provides support to people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire B&NES, North Somerset and Somerset, who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives. Their website list the different types of support they can offer as well as some really useful Self Help Guides that you can download.
have produced their own website to support everyone in working together to safeguard and promote the well being of children and young people in Somerset. It contains lots of useful information for children and young people, professionals and parents and carers. Have a look around sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk
If you need to contact your social worker, IRO or leaving care worker but do not have their number, you can call the South Somerset office on – 01935 463942.
is an NHS service for people of all ages living in Somerset for all contraceptive and sexual health needs. swishservices.co.uk
If you need to contact your social worker, IRO or leaving care worker but do not have their number, you can call the Taunton office on – 01823 357430.
offers weight management, healthy eating plus physical activity opportunities throughout Somerset. Check out their website.