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Kids in Care - useful websites

If you or anyone you know is affected by the issues raised in Kids in Care: A Panorama Special, here is a list of agencies, charities and organisations available to help.

The Who Cares? Trust is a voice for children in care. Everything they do is designed to improve the day to day experience of children and young people in care - and their future lives. Phone 0207 251 3117.

Website explicitly for children and young people.

A National Voice is an organisation run by and for care experienced young people. Staff are also care experienced. Their main aim is to create positive changes to the Care System in England and provide a national platform to hear the voices of approximately 60,000 children and young people who are looked after.

The Children's Legal Centre is a charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. The Centre operates a free and confidential legal advice and information service covering all aspects of law and policy affecting children and young people. For free legal advice call 0808 802 0008, visit this website or try the centre's specialist website for young people -

ChildLine is the UK's free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk. Trained counsellors are there to provide comfort, support and advice about any problem that's on your mind. Contact them 24 hours a day, every day, by phone on 0800 1111. Calls are free from all existing networks - landline and mobile.

The Fostering Network is a leading charity for everyone involved in fostering. The Fostering Network works to improve the lives of foster children and the families that care for them, offering reliable, up-to-date information and advice on fostering in the UK.

Fosterline is the confidential advice line for foster carers, providing independent, impartial advice about fostering issues. Call 0800 040 7675 or email

BAAF is one of the UK's leading charities for children separated from their birth families. They work with everyone involved with adoption and fostering to meet the needs of some of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people. Phone: 020 7421 2600.

The Fostering Information Line aims to provide anyone in the UK thinking about applying to become a foster carer with useful information on foster care that can help them in reaching a decision. Phone: 0800 783 4086.

Kids in Care: A Panorama Special, BBC One, Tuesday, 5 October at 2100BST and then available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.


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