Young People

CLAPA’s children and young people’s service aims to help you to connect and make friends, become more confident and feel more positive about your cleft.

It’s CLAPA’s responsibility to keep all young people who use our services safe. Click to find out more about how we make safeguarding a priority.

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If you have any questions about our Children and Young People’s services, please contact [email protected].

  • Your Stories

    Read stories from other young people born with a cleft about their experiences. Submissions are always open if you'd like to share your own story!

  • Children & Young People's Council

    The CYPC is a group of 12 - 17 year olds born with a cleft from all around the UK. They meet regularly to help CLAPA improve services and better support young people in our community.

  • Activity Weekends

    Camp CLAPA Activity Weekends are a chance for you to meet and spend time with other young people born with a cleft in a safe and supportive space.

  • Cleft Youth Magazine

    Order a free copy of our brand new Cleft Youth Magazine for young people (suitable for children under 12).

  • Cleft Youth Instagram

    Follow our new Instagram account for young people (recommended for ages 13+)

  • Young People's Plan

    Read about our plan for children and young people's services from 2022-2025 and how we'll involve you in carrying it out.

  • Videos

    Videos and media created by young people born with a cleft.

  • Other Help

    We know that we might not always be able to provide you with the support or help that you need, so here are some other organisations that might be able to help.

CLAPA is committed to safeguarding the welfare of everyone who accesses our services, and has strict policies and procedures in place to protect under 18s.

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