Contacts for Children and Young People

Local Services

Young People's Council

The young people's council (YPC) is a youth voice group for care experienced young people. The group meets monthly and discusses what changes they would like to see made to the care system.

They also organise and review consultation events for young people and plan the decision makers meetings. The decision makers meetings are with county councillors and children's social care managers and the findings from the consultation events are discussed.

They can be contacted by:

Child Abuse


ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small. They can be contacted by:

Telephone on (0800) 1111 (free call number)

Facebook at



The NSPCC helps children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

The NSPCC can be contacted by:


National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

NYAS provides advocacy and legal services to children and young people in North Yorkshire.

NYAS can be contacted:

  • Telephone on 0808 808 1001 (free call number) (weekdays 9am - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, excluding bank holidays)
  • Website at
  • Email at


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) Command

The National Crime Agency's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and brings offenders to account.  If someone has acted inappropriately towards you online, or to another child or young person you know, maybe by sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up, you can report it to CEOP.  CEOP can be contacted by:

If you need urgent emergency help call 999

For the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology, and to find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it if you are worried  you can also visit

Drugs and Alcohol


A website for young people providing free, confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day. 

Self Harm


A website for young people that provides information about self-harming.

Physical, mental and sexual health


A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.

Ask Brook

Provides free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people under the age of 25.

The Samaritans

Legal Advice

Community Legal Advice

Community Legal Advice provides free legal information and advice.

Family Rights Group

Report Abuse

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