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The Care Leavers Association

The Care Leavers Association is “an ever growing network of care leavers.” Our Vision is for “a good life in care, a good life after care.” Our mission is “to bring together the voices of care leavers of all ages so that we improve the current care system,…
Telephone:
0161 826 0214
E-mail:
info@careleavers.com
Website:
https://www.careleavers.com/
Age Range:
19-25, 18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction, Behaviour and learning

Catch 22

Catch 22 supports care leavers with the transition from the care system to adulthood and independent living, including accessing suitable and secure accommodation. Kent 16+ operates a supported lodging scheme for young people whereby they can live within a family-type environment whilst acquiring the independent living…
E-mail:
https://www.catch-22.org.uk/contact/
Website:
https://www.catch-22.org.uk/
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, 11-18, 19-25, 18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction, Behaviour and learning

Young Lives Foundation (YLF)

The Young Lives Foundation (YLF) is an independent children’s charity established in 2007. YLF are dedicated to delivering quality services tailored to ensure the achievement of effective outcomes in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people. Demand for YLF's services continues to increase and their trained…
Telephone:
01622 693459
E-mail:
enquiries@ylf.org.uk
Website:
ylf.org.uk/
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, 11-18, 19-25, 18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction

InOurPlace

For additional support in recognising and understanding your child's behaviour you can complete a wide range of online training courses as approved by the NHS via InOurPlace. Visit the InOurPlace website and use the code 'Invicta' for free access.
Website:
https://inourplace.heiapply.com/
Age Range:
18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Severe learning difficulty, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning

Become - charity for children in care and young care leavers

Become is here to make a difference to individual lives right now, and the care system as a whole for future generations. Since 1992 we’ve been working to improve the everyday lives and future life chances of children in care and young care leavers.
Telephone:
0800 023 2033
E-mail:
mailbox@becomecharity.org.uk
Website:
https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, 18-25 (Transition), Suitable for all ages
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction

Virtual School Kent

The Virtual School acts as a local authority champion to promote the progress and educational attainment of children and young people who are or who have been in care so that they achieve educational outcomes comparable to their peers. Ensuring that they receive a high…
E-mail:
https://www.virtualschool.lea.kent.sch.uk/contact
Website:
https://www.virtualschool.lea.kent.sch.uk/
Age Range:
Ages 16-18, 19-25, 18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction

Cafcass

Cafcass stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. If you are a young person, please see the ‘About Cafcass for young people’ page. Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England. We independently advise the family courts about what is safe for…
Telephone:
0300 456 4000
E-mail:
https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/contact-us/
Website:
https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/

Winston's Wish

Winston’s Wish is a leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. Winston’s Wish offers practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals. Winston’s Wish offers the widest range of practical support and guidance to children, families, professionals and anyone concerned about bereaved children.…
Telephone:
08088 020 021
E-mail:
ask@winstonswish.org
Website:
https://www.winstonswish.org/

Dover Library

Dover Library is open for bookshelf browsing, pre-booked computer and WiFi sessions. We regret that some of our library events are suspended until further notice.  Please contact the Library for details on which activities are running. Our library is free to join and offers a wide range of…
Telephone:
03000 41 31 31
Fax: 01304 225914
E-mail:
doverlibrary@kent.gov.uk
Website:
Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives
Age Range:
Suitable for all ages

Victim Support

Victim Support offers confidential emotional and practical support to witnesses and victims of crime and information on services available in your local area.  If you’ve been affected by crime, call your local victim care team in Kent for free. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.…
Telephone:
0808 168 9276
Website:
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction

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