Who are Advocates?
An Advocate ensures a child/young person's voice is heard, championing the child/young person's wishes and views, and ensuring those wishes are acted upon by the adults in a child and young person's life.
What kinds of issues can an Advocate help with?
An Advocate will be led by the child/young person with whatever issue is of concern to them. Examples of the types of things we can help with are:
• Living arrangements
• Seeing family and/or other people who are important in the child/young person’s life
• Support them at their meetings
• Leaving care
• Support with making a complaint
• Getting legal advice and representation