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Advice and Help for Care Leavers

Advice and Help for Care Leavers

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Rachel de Souza is the Children’s Commissioner. Her team can provide help and advice to children in care and care leavers. If you have any concerns about your rights, your welfare or your safety you can get in touch with them: Phone for free on 0800 528 0731


Or you can message them via an online app by visiting the Children’s Commissioner website.

Always Heard

The National Safety Net and Advice Service for Children and Young People.

Run by Coram Voice, Always Heard advocates can help you understand your rights and entitlements and help you sort out problems related to your care.

Call 0808 800 5792 or email

Complete an online advice form here.

Become Advice Line

If you are looking for help and advice, you can contact Become’s friendly advice line on 0800 023 2033 or email Become provide help, support and advice to young people in care and young care leavers so that they can unleash their potential and take control of their lives. They help make the care system work better by ensuring that young people’s voices and perspectives shape policy and service provision.

Click here to find out more about Become.


Kooth is a free online service providing you with a safe and secure means of accessing support with emotional health and wellbeing needs.

By accessing Kooth, you can benefit from: 

  • A free, confidential, anonymous and safe way to receive support online.
  • Out of hours’ availability. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends.
  • Online Counselling from a professional team of qualified counsellors is available via 1-1 chat sessions or messaging on a drop in basis or via booked sessions (all text based).
  • Discussion Boards which are all pre-moderated allow you to access support from other young people.
  • Online Magazine full of articles, many of which are submitted by young people offering advice and guidance on a huge range of topics.
  • No referral is required.  Register for Kooth independently.

Kooth is available young people in Kent & Medway from the ages of 10 - 25. It can support you if you are on a waiting list for support, have not been able to access support or as additional support alongside other services

Click on a link below to find out more...

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