Blackpool Children & Young Person’s Advocacy
Children & Young Person’s Advocacy
A Children & Young Person’s Advocate works with you when Children’s Social Care is involved in your life.
A Children & Young Person’s Advocate stands up for your rights by getting to know you and what you want.
A Children & Young Person’s Advocate empowers you to have your voice heard.
Children/Young Person led
Independent from other organisations
Empowers Children and Young People
Safeguards Children and Young People and protects them from abuse and poor practice
What CYP advocates do
Help them be heard in relation to their views, wishes and feelings regarding decisions that are being made about them
Help to secure their rights
Support them to speak up for themselves wherever possible
Represent them during meetings and provide them with information that will help them make choices about their lives (CP Conferences, CP Reviews, Core Group Meetings, Children/Young Person In Need Meetings, Children/Young Person Care Reviews & Strategy Meetings)
Support those who may want to make a complaint regarding the service they have received from local authority
What CYP advocates can’t do
Make decisions for Children & Young People
Attend meetings without their permission
Give legal advice
Provide an emergency support service
Am I eligible?…
Are you aged 0-18?
Are you aged 16-25 & a care leaver?
Do you have a Social Worker?
Do you feel you are not listened to?
You are entitled to a Children & Young Person’s Advocate
Watch our video
Meet The Team
Youth Engagement Apprentice Children's Advocacy
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – Article 12 :
You have the right to be listened to and taken seriously
Who can make a referral?
Other Family Members
Independent Reviewing Officers (IRO)
Advocates support you to…
Have your voice heard
Secure your rights
Speak up about what’s important to you
Make a complaint about your care
Contact us today
Tel: 0300 323 0251
Text: 60777 starting with the code DMFCQ followed by your message
Alternatively, fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch shortly
Contact us today! Tel: 0300 32 32 100
Local rate call fees apply.