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Children's advocacy directory

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS)

CAFCASS represents children in family court cases. We are independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies.

Face 2 Face Befriending Service

Face 2 Face is a service for, and delivered by, parents of children with a special need or disability.

Prisoners' Families Helpline

The Prisoners' Families Helpline can support you if you have a family member who is in contact with the criminal justice system in England and Wales. We provide advice and information on all aspects of the justice system, from what happens when a loved one is arrested, to visiting a prison, to preparing for release.

Action for Children

Action for Children aims to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable children and young people. We support children and young people as well as their families.

Plymouth Advocacy - Barnardo's and Independent Visitors

Barnardo's are commissioned by Plymouth City Council to deliver an advocacy and independent visitor service to children and young people across the city.

National Association of Child Contact Centres

NACCC is the only charity in the UK dedicated to solving this problem by providing safe spaces where children can meet the parents they don't live with. We oversee around 350 contact centres across the UK, run by a network of nearly 3,000 volunteers.

Choices Consultancy Service

Choices Consultancy Service (Choices) is a not-for-profit voluntary-run organisation that delivers family services in three Southwest Prisons: HMP Dartmoor, HMP Channings Wood and HMP/YOI Exeter. We assist offenders and their families through difficulties that may be incurred during their involvement in the criminal justice system.

Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project

We help ensure parents with a learning disability are supported through challenging processes regarding their children; ensuring that they understand information, feel able to express their own views, are able to access appropriate support, and that they receive a fair assessment.

Family Matters

Family Matters is a family therapy charity aims to support and help families who may be experiencing difficulties with close relationships or demonstrating hurtful or harmful behaviour.

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