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CareleaversReunited is a site for people who have spent time in care to get back in touch with friends from their childhood. It is completely FREE to use and currently includes homes from seven different countries. The site is run by the Care Leavers' Association (www.careleavers.org), which is an independent UK-based charity
Who Cares? Scotland is a voluntary organisation working with and for children and young people in care. We provide a range of services to children and young people with experience of being looked after in Scotland including: advocacy, advice, information and support.
The Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC) was established in 2000 with the aim of ensuring that residential child care staff throughout Scotland have access to the skills and knowledge they require to meet the needs of the children and young people in their care. SIRCC is a partnership of the University of Strathclyde, The Robert Gordon University, Langside College and Who Cares? Scotland.
Our SurvivorScotland website has been developed by the Scottish Government to improve the lives of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. For the first time, people have access to a wide range of material about abuse, all in one place. It is a networking resource for a wide variety of interested people, and it gives useful links to other websites that may also be helpful.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.
The Care Leavers' Association is a not-for-profit organization, run by care leavers for care leavers. All individuals over the age of 18 with experience of being in care are entitled to full membership. We work for the benefit of all care leavers, of any age.
The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK's independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information.
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to know what information is held about you, and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.
If you want to know whether information is held about you and if so what it is, you will need to write to the person or organisation you believe holds the information. This is known as a 'subject access request'.
You can ask for a copy of all the information held about you to which the Act applies. If you are not sure who to write to within an organisation address your letter to the 'Company Secretary'.
Therapy Directory is dedicated to putting individuals who are searching for a practitioner, in touch with a professional who is both qualified and suitable for their needs. We believe that by bringing all of this information together, individuals looking for an alternative or complementary therapist will have access to all of the information needed to make a well-informed decision about seeking help.
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