- / Procedures
- / Children living away from home
- / Looked After Children and Leaving Care
- / Supporting children
- / Advocacy
Making sure that the child feels able to contribute about how they are feeling and what they would like to happen is a responsibility on all agencies involved with the child.
The overall responsibility for checking that a child understands how an advocate could help and that it is their right to have one rests with the Independent Reviewing Officers.
What is an advocate?
An advocate is a person who can help a child to say what they do and do not like, or if they disagree with a decision that affects them.
Advocates are independent of the process and will keep what the child tells them confidential unless the child has given prior agreement for it to be shared or they are deemed to be at risk of harm.
***Localisation required as to how to refer for an advocate, who to contact, etc ... ***
- Child protection
- Youth Offending
- Children with Disabilities