NYAS has a specialist legal family service able to undertake work on behalf of children and young people.
NYAS can be appointed to act as the Children’s Guardian for a child or children. This is called separaterepresentation and is usually carried out by CAFCASS. The court is allowed to ask NYAS to represent you andthis is called a Rule 16.4 appointment. NYAS is independent and work to give you a voice in the proceedingsthat is separate from your parents. You will be given your own solicitor and they will work with a caseworker tomake sure that the court have your wishes and feelings but also to make a recommendation about what is inyour best interests.