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Children 6-15

When I first came into care I was scared but they made me feel safe at home and I felt part of their family. You might find it difficult to fit in but you will and people will understand if you don’t like it.

Useful contacts

Bromley Mentoring Initiative

Tel: 020 8461 6240

Bromley Youth Support Programme

If you would like to find out what fun activities are taking place in your local area and you would like to contact a targeted youth support worker you can by:
Tel: 020 8466 3080
Email: YouthActivities@bromley.gov.uk
Web: www.Bromley.gov.uk/youthsupport

ChildLine

Free phone 0800-1111
ChildLine is the free national 24 hour telephone help line for any child in trouble or danger. It is a confidential counselling service which offers information and help to children and young people. Child Line also runs a separate Help Line for children in Care on 0800 884 444 (3.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. weekends).

Children in Care Education Team

Tel: 020 8313 4179

Children’s Commissioner for England

www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk

Complaints Officer

Tel: 020 8461 7644

Designated Looked After Children’s Nurse And Health Advisor

Tel: 020 8461 7874

Disabled children’s social work and short break team

Tel: 020 8313 4511

Domestic abuse

If you would like to access more information about domestic abuse/ violence please click on the following link.
The Hideout

Education & Care Services Complaints

Department (children’s services) Complaints Officer,
LB Bromley, 3rd Floor Stockwell Building,
Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Leaving Care Team

Tel: 020 8313 4108

Legal Advice

If you think you need more detailed legal advice you could telephone your solicitor who acted for you in the care proceedings or you can ring the Resolutions office telephone number 0345-585671 who keeps an up-to-date list of Children’s Panel Solicitors (this will be charged at local rates).

For The Living in Care Council contact

The Active Involvements Officer
Tel: 020 8461 7869
Text: 07932 707262
Email: LinCC@bromley.gov.uk

Looked after Children Team

Tel: 020 8313 4016

National Youth Advocacy Service

National Youth Advocacy Service: Free line phone now operates between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekends. Their address is as follows:- 
99-105 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 6AD. Telephone 0151 649 8700. Fax 0151 649 8701.

NSPCC (National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children)

NSPCC Children Protection Helpline:- 0800 800 5000
This is a free national 24 hour service which provides counselling, information and advice to anyone, including children concerned about a child at risk.

Ofsted

General helpline: 0300 123 1231
Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street,
Manchester, M1 2WD

Voice

This is an organisation providing help to children in care. Its’ representatives provide a volunteer visiting service to Secure Units, an Advocacy Service for children and young people looked after by Social Services Departments in the London area and a visiting representative service to Residential Homes. 
Unit 4, Pride Court, 80-82 White Lion Street, London. N1 6PF 
Telephone Number 020 7833 5792

Useful care related websites:

email: LinCC@bromley.gov.uk

call: 020 8461 7869