All Contacts You May Need

If you are looking for support with an issue, below are some helpful numbers and sites.

Please speak to your PA if you need additional support.

Numbers for Care Leavers and Children Looked After in Wirral:

Duty team - 0151 666 3777 This number is for staff support within working hours.

Emergency Duty Team - 0151 677 6557 This number is for out of hours staff support.

The Participation and Engagement Team - 07785 975 927

Children's Complaint's Office - 0151 666 4340 More information on making a complaint.


National Helplines

Become - 0800 023 2033 You can ring this number Monday - Friday 10:30am - 3pm. This is a charity that helps to improve the care system and support young people.

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Bullybusters - 0800 169 6928 If you or someone you know is being bullied.

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Childline - 0800 1111 This number puts you through to a counsellor who can talk about a lot of issues.

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Citizen's advice - 0800 144 8848 This number can help with a lot of issues, including housing and benefits.

Drugs Helpline - 0800 77 6600

Family Lives - 0808 800 2222 This number offers support to anyone in a parenting role with a parenting problem.  The number can be called Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm, and Weekends 10am-3pm)

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Homelessness -  0151 666 5511 (Monday-Friday 9-5), out of these hours - 0151 677 6557 These numbers are only for if you have just become homeless today.  Other homeless advice here.

MyMind - 0800 145 6485 For advice in a mental health crisis, or for mental health support.

National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) - 0808 808 1001 This charity offer a number of rights based services such as advocacy, independent visitors for children in care, legal representation for children, and advocacy to in-patients in mental health settings.

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Relate - 0300 100 1234 They can offer advice about relationships, sex life, parenthood, and family life.

Samaritans - 116 123 For someone to talk to if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide.

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The Care Leavers' Association - 0161 236 5665 This charity aims to improve the lives of care leavers.

The Mix - 0808 808 4994  This number provides free non-judgemental legal advice and support for young people under the age of 25.

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Some More Helpful Websites

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) - Advice about what mental health support can be offered.

Capstone Care Leavers' Trust - This website offers advice and guidance to young people to help reduce their experience of social exclusion and enhance their life chances.  They can also supply grants.

Care to Learn - This offers funding and support for young parents aged 19 or under that are studying.

Catch 22 - Support for care leavers in the move to independence.

Coram Voice - They help to make sure you know your rights, and can offer advocacy to make sure your voice is heard.

Kooth - Mental health support and advice for young people.

Propel - Advice on what support you can get applying for college or university as a care leaver.

Rights4Children - A page explaining children's rights in England.

Shelter - This charity offers housing advice on issues such as homelessness, renting, deposits, council housing, eviction, and repairs.

The Prince's Trust - They offer help in getting you a job and help prepare you for work by developing your skills and confidence.

Unite Foundation - Provide accommodation scholarships for care leavers.

Zillo - A site dedicated to news and information for young people in Wirral.