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National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

NYAS is a UK charity providing socio-legal services.

We offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.

Through these services NYAS provides a safety net for children, young people and vulnerable adults who have nowhere else to turn.

Devon County Council work with the National Youth Advocacy Service in a joint venture to provide an advocacy service to Children and Young People, particularly for:

  • children in need and looked after children when decisions are made about their lives
  • children in need,  looked after children and care leavers in complaints and representation procedures
  • children in receipt of health services (including young people at the Atkinson secure unit).
  • Children and Young People's Advocacy Independent Visiting Service

We are independent and confidential as long as you are safe.

We can help if you are:

  • not being listened to
  • in need of some advice
  • in need of help to talk to Social Services
  • aren’t being treated fairly
  • being told you have to move
  • having difficulties about school
  • not having the contact with your family that you want
  • homeless
  • a vulnerable adult who is disabled
  • a carer
  • experiencing the separation or divorce of your parents
  • not feeling safe


0808 808 1001
National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)


National Youth Advocacy Service,
Egerton House, 2 Tower Road
CH41 1FN

Further information

Display Date/Time
Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 8.00pm. Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm (Excluding Bank Holidays)
Referral required?
Referral details

Online Advocacy Referral Form:

Last updated: 12/03/2019
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