Advocacy for yp in residential homes
“The advocate always listens to my wishes and views”
“It is very easy to get in touch with my advocate”
Looked after children have only a limited right to independent advocacy and often only the most confident and able access it. This means they frequently rely on adults involved with their care to access advocacy. Access to an advocacy service may be further hindered by factors such as the young person’s age, disability, and communication method, or lack of confidence or isolation.
Voice provides a visiting advocacy service to a number of children's homes across England. The aim of this service is to empower the children and young people living in these children's homes by developing their understanding of their rights and ensuring that these rights are being met and reach the children who cannot reach out.
The advocate visits the children's home regularly, normally every two weeks, and through these regular visits builds a trusting relationship with the children and young people living there. Our advocates are independent from the home and Social Services and can support the children and young people in resolving any difficulties they may be experiencing either at the home or with Social Services, quickly and effectively.
For more information, please contact Emma Vine, Londonlink Advocacy Manager
E: email@example.com and T: 0207 833 5792