Advocacy for yp in residential schools
Voice provides visiting advocacy services to support children and young people who live in residential schools and homes by making sure their views and concerns are heard and respected.
Arrangements are made so that any young person can see the visiting advocate in private if they wish. Discussions between a young person and the visiting advocate are confidential.
Voice makes sure that looked after young people know that they have the right to talk to an advocate who is totally independent of care providers. Some children and young people may not have heard of an advocate so Voice explains what an advocate is and how and when an advocate can help:
- When children are not happy about arrangements to see people who are important to them.
- When children are not happy with their care plan.
- When they are told to move from where they live and they don’t want to.
- To make a complaint.
For more information, please contact Voice’s head office here.