Resources for young people
Finding more help
|Child Line||Children’s charity and help line|
|Action for Children||Help and advice for children and adults|
|NSPCC||Information on child protection issues|
|Barnardo’s||Charity working with children|
|National Youth Advocacy Service||Help with legal issues for young people|
|Children’s Commissioner||Promoting the views and best interests of children and young people in England|
Report abuse in education
|Helpline for abuse in educational settings||A dedicated helpline for children and young people who have been victims of abuse and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance. Run by fully-trained NSPCC helpline staff.|
If you don’t live in England
We cover England but there are similar organisations to Cafcass that cover other countries in the UK and Ireland, you can find their websites here:
Factsheets and leaflets
Children and young person’s guide: Family court after separation
This factsheet provides you with information if your family is getting help from the family court after your parents have separated or divorced.
Children's public law factsheet
This factsheet provides you with information about care proceedings.
This factsheet is also available in other languages.
Factsheet for younger children:
- Younger children's public law factsheet
- Younger children's public law factsheet: Polish
- Younger children's public law factsheet: Lithuanian
Factsheet for older children:
"My family's changing"
The ‘My family’s changing’ leaflets give you help and support if your parents are separating or getting a divorce. The leaflets include ideas from other children who have been through a similar thing, games, spaces to write down your feelings and details of organisations that can give you more help.
For younger children:
For older children:
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