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Children's advocacy directory

Family Group Conferencing (FGC) and Mediation Service

The Family Group Conferencing (FGC) and Mediation Service is based in Plymouth and offers a range of options to support families in times of difficulty.

Prisoners' Families Helpline

The National Prisoners' Families Helpline can support you if a family member is in contact with the criminal justice system. We provide advice and information on all aspects from what happens on arrest, visiting a prison to preparing for release. It is operated by Prison Advice and Care Trust under contract to Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service and provides information and support for families across England and Wales. All calls are free, from landlines and mobiles, and confidential.

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.

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.

Face 2 Face Befriending Service

All parents discovering their children has a special need or disability should have access to emotional support. Face 2 Face is a service for, and delivered by, parents of children with a special need or disability.

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.

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.

National Association of Child Contact Centres

More than a million children have no contact whatsoever with one or other parent after separation. Unfortunately some children experience behavioural issues including antisocial behaviour, distress, unhappiness, and both physical and emotional problems. The 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.

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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