Children are routinely denied access to services to which they have a legal right, including education, stable accommodation or other essential support. Sometimes this is because they are unaware, sometimes because they are misinformed.
Our Advocacy programme ensures children and young people understand their legal rights and that their wishes and needs are met.
Our youth advocates are led by the needs and wishes of each individual child and will only ever act according to these. Support is unique to each individual case. Often, our advocates will accompany children and young people to meetings to ensure that their wishes are heard, and they are happy to be a constant contact point across the various agencies with which a child may be working.