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BCC Children and Young People\’s Services
Other Children and Young People’s Service The Council House, College Green Bristol BS1 5TR
Work Phone: 0117 922 2000 central switchboard Website:
Improving outcomes for Bristol children, young people and families is the key driver for all our work. In order to do this, we must prioritise and focus on key issues. The Bristol Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) is the overarching strategic plan to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. The Children’s Services Scrutiny Commission receives quarterly reports on how well we are doing against key performance indicators.  It will also receive updates on our plans and strategies.  The agendas and minutes of these meetings are available on our Committee Minutes page. Our schools, colleges, child care providers and children’s social services are inspected regularly and reports of these inspections can be found on the Ofsted website. We have produced a needs assessment examining the causes and impacts of child poverty in the form of a blog.  You can access it and contribute to the debate. The site also contains a wider series of data, analysis and consultation on the lives of children, young people and families in Bristol.
Categories: All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Bullying, Children, Families, Parents, Youth
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Bristol Foyer
Have LGBT services
Other Knightstone Housing Association 2A Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6DT
Work Phone: 0117 927 6805 Work Fax: 0117 317 7619 Website: Visit Website

Bristol Foyer opened 11th September 2000 and has 51 bed spaces. It helps single homeless people aged 16-25 (or up to 30 if disabled) with low to medium support needs, who require supported accommodation with access to training for a period of up to two years. About The Foyer Federation TFF is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. Since 1992, we have worked with young people to create new approaches developing the skills, opportunities and resources they need to thrive.

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Domestic violence, Homelesness, Youth
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Work 3rd floor The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG
Work Phone: 0117 929 0090 Website:

In Bristol, Brook is able to provide:

Confidential outreach drop-ins in 19 schools across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. This includes providing contraception and sexual health services, and information, advice and support from a team of specialist youth workers and nurses.
Classroom based sex and relationships education (SRE) covering a wide range of topics including healthy relationships, consent, online safety, risk taking, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and delaying early sex.
Training for professionals as part of the 4YP training programme
Specialist Brook training for example Brook’s acclaimed ‘Traffic Light Tool’ training and bespoke training such as ‘Working with Deaf young people’
SRE for young people with Learning Disabilities and training and support for professionals, parents and carers around talking to young people with Learning Disabilities about sex and relationships
Participation and volunteering opportunities enabling young people to get involved with campaigns and young people led projects
Confidential drop-in at The Station for young people under 25 providing information and advice, free condoms, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment (including HIV point of care testing) and signposting. Young people can drop-in Monday – Friday 12-7pm and Saturday 12-5pm.
Specialist 1:1 early intervention nurse for vulnerable young people
Confidential 1:1 short term counselling for young people under 25

Categories: Advice & Help, Children, Health, Helplines, Youth
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Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH)
Other Office 27 42 Triangle West Bristol BS8 1ES
Home Phone: 0808 1000 143 Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Work Phone: 0117 946 7607 Website: Visit Website Website: Visit Website

EACH is the award-winning charity for adults and young people affected by homophobia or transphobia. It is also a not-for-profit training agency for employers and organisations committed to realising an equal and safe working environment for all regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexuality. Actionline 0808 1000 143 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm.

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, Bullying, Campaigning, Homophobia, LGBT, North East Smerset, South Gloucestershire, Southwest, Support groups, Transphobia, UK, Youth
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Freedom Youth Group and Gender Jelly Group – Off the Record (Bristol)
Trans Education Worker Contact: Henry Poultney
Home Off The Record 1-2 Perry Road Bristol BS1 5BQ
Work Phone: 0117 922 6747 Cell Phone: 07496 965 262 Website: Off The Record website

A Bristol based charity which offers counselling for youth, advice on sexual matters (incl free condoms) , set up support groups. We offer a range of therapeutic services, training, research and consultancy, as well as participatory campaigns alongside local young people.

Categories: Advice & Help, Bullying, Children, Health, LGBT, Non Binary, Sexual Health, Trans, Youth
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Gendered Intelligence
Trans Youth Work
Home The Station Silver Street Bristol BS1 2AG
Website: Visit Website

Bristol Youth Group for under 21 year olds, welcomes trans, non-binary, gender variant and questioning young people.

More details of the support groups, including times and dates, are on the website.

Categories: Advice & Help, LGBT, Non Binary, Social groups, Support groups, Trans, Transphobia, Transsexual, UK, Youth
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Independent People
Other Head Office: Kingsley Hall 59 Old Market Street Bristol BS2 0ER
Home Phone: 0800 731 72 13 service users Work Phone: 0117 317 8800 office Website:

Independent People is the leading provider of housing, support and advice to young people aged between 16 and 25 in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

We exist to support young people to build independent lives. We do this by helping people find (and keep) a safe, stable home. We also offer non-judgmental support and advice on counselling, training and help finding jobs. No other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience and resources.

Are you or someone you know homeless or about to be? Get housing advice here.

Our Contact details page has all our numbers and addresses on it. We’re a friendly and experienced bunch and will always try to help. You can come in and see us or give us a call if you have any questions or need information.

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Homelesness, Youth
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Mermaids UK
Other Suite 5 High Street House 2 the High Street Leeds LS19 7PP
Work Phone: 0344 334 0550 Website: Visit Website

What would you do if your 7 year old son told you that he wanted to be a girl? Or your 14 year daughter told you that she feels that she is really a boy? Or perhaps you are a young person, and you feel that your body doesn’t match who you are on the inside. Don’t panic, you are not alone! Our members are parents and young people who have dealt with, or are dealing with, issues like the examples above. Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children and teenagers, and their families. Our Infoline is open Monday to Saturday 3pm until 7pm only, UK Time, when staffed, answerphone at other times – local rates Registered Charity No. 1073991.

Categories: Bullying, Families, Hate Crime Reporting, Homophobia, Intersex, LGBT, London, Non Binary, Support groups, Trans, Transphobia, UK, Youth
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Off The Record
LGBT counselling
Work Phone: 0808 808 9120 Website: Visit Website

LGBT Counselling

The LGBT service is offered by a lesbian and a gay counsellor and is available to all young people aged 13-25.

OTR offers up to twelve sessions. Please say you want to see an LGBT counsellor.

Location: Off the Record.
To book: Call free on: 0808 808 9120 and ask for the LGBT service.

Off The Record Freephone Booking Line: 0808 808 9120 – Mon: 9:30am – 5:00pm, Tue & Wed: 9:30am – 8:00pm, Thurs: 9:30am – 1:00pm.

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Website: Visit Website Website: Visit Website

The University of the West of England’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender society

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Hate Crime, LGBT, Non Binary, Social groups, South Gloucestershire, Students, Support groups, Youth
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University of Bristol LGBT Society
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LGBTsoc is a society for anyone, regardless of sexuality, to come together, meet up for coffee, go to a bar, club nights, gay scene nights, city trips, set up sport teams, and access help and support – making some great friends and sharing some amazing memories.  We’ve got an epic set of events lined up for the new term in October, including trips to London and Cardiff, MUTiNY’s alternative tunes, a ‘meet the society’ evening, an inter-university bar crawl, a film night, coffee afternoons and bowling/shopping at Cribbs. Remember that you need to re-join the society in order to be a member for the coming year so come and visit our stall at the Freshers’ Fair on the 7th and the 8th. You will be able to collect our fab new handbook and an events calendar at Freshers’ Fair. For new students interested in joining, you can also register online at our website (, or if you don’t have a student number yet then you can email the committee at with your name, email address, and year of study.
Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, Non Binary, Social groups, Students, Support groups, Youth
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