National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

We are a provider of independent advocacy for children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

Please see our website for more information.

Who to contact

08088 081 001
National Youth Advocacy Service

Other details

Cost description
A free service for children and young people.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Referrals can be made directly by children, young people and vulnerable adults. If an adult/parent/carer/social worker etc is doing so on their behalf, then consent must be obtained wherever possible.

Age range
0 - 25 years old

Local Offer

Local Offer description

The NYAS service is available to any child or young person with special educational needs or disabilities who are undergoing a transition from a statement to an EHCP, or a review of that plan.

It is also available for children and young people undergoing a carer's assessment.

We provide a free, independent and confidential advocacy service, helping children and young people to understand their rights and to have a voice.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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