Advocacy means having someone to help you deal with some of life’s difficult times; it means getting your views heard when decisions are being made about your life! An advocate can help you decide what you want to happen, and how you can make your views clear to adults so that they take your wishes and feelings into account. Advocates are independent people, who are not employed by Children’s Social Care.
They will make sure you get your views across and your voice heard. They are on your side and work for you. You can ask for an Independent Advocate at any time you need help to have our say.
You can have support from an Advocate if you are:
When you might want to use an advocate
For Independent Advice and Advocacy
Action for Children
Call 01635 873 739 (You will pay for this call)
Call 0808 800 5792 (Freephone Helpline)
Text and WhatsApp: 07758 670369
National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)
Call 0808 808 1001 (Freephone helpline Mon-Friday 9am – 8pm),
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.nyas.net