Children & Families

Young people's advocacy services

Advocacy means having someone to help you deal with some of life’s difficult times; it means getting your views heard when decisions are being made about your life. An advocate can help you decide what you want to happen, and how you can make your views clear to adults so that they recognise your wishes and feelings. Advocates are trained to know the law, and to be able to talk with you sensitively and honestly. Advocates are independent people, who are not employed by any Health or Social Care services.

More information about advocacy services can be found on the following websites: