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Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services - listed under this section L are the following issues: Law, Leaving Care, LGBTQIAA, Looked After Children/Young People 

Click below to find more details of services supporting these issues.

Child Law Advice
Provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people.

Childrens Legal Centre
Children’s Legal Centre, part of the Coram group of charities, specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people.  CLC run the Migrant Childrens Project -mcpadvice@coramclc.org.uk
Email for guidance or support or download the MCP leaflet.

Citizens' Advice
Give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Their network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

Lawstuff
LawStuff provides free legal information to children and young people.  Run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre, which provides more detailed information both over the phone and online.

Rights of Women
- National Family Law Line - 020 7251 6577 for women in England and Wales 
- London Family Law Line - 020 7608 1137 for women who need family law advice.
Rights of Women help provide free confidential advice by women solicitors and barristers.

Become  - 0800 023 2033 (10am - 5pm), advice@becomecharity.org.uk, 
@become1992
The national charity for children in care and leaving care offering help and advice online or over the phone. Fact sheets, information and a dedicated helpline for young people - they say 'We really know our stuff about the care system and what everyone’s rights and entitlements are!'

IMO - 0207 340 7668
A voice for teenagers in care and care leavers.  It is somewhere you can share stories, experiences and achievements, get and give advice, and find loads of great free stuff!  Free podcast, life hacks and more.

NYAS - National Youth Advisory Service - free helpline 0808 808 1001
or help@nyas.net
NYAS champion and support the voices and rights of care experienced children and young people.Provides a wide range of support, advice and information including Helpline.  

Turn2Us
A national charity aiming to help people when times get tough including providing financial support to help get people back on track.  Advice and information include a guide to benefits for Care Leavers (follow link above). 

For resources for LGBTQIAA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Questioning, Intersex, Allies, Asexual) please take a look at sections S - Sexuality and section G for Gender.  You may also wish to download our Gender and Sexuality leaflet.

Vlogs, Blogs and Other Resources:

Ellen Jones
Ellen Jones is an award-winning campaigner who speaks and writes on  LGBTQ+ rights, mental health,  autism & gender.   Vlogs available on her website and You Tube channel.

Coram Voice - Advocacy Helpline 0808 800 5792 or Text/Whatsapp 07758 670369
Childrens' rights organisation - if you are in care, leaving care, have a social worker or need one, Coram Voice offer information and advice. 

Childline - 0800 1111
24/7 confidential support for young people to age 18 about anything that's worrying you.  Call, chat online or email. 24/7 - read their article about loneliness and isolation here

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