An advocate is someone who will act on
your behalf and help and support you to make your wishes and views
If you would like help in making your
complaint please contact Jackie
will be able to put you in touch with an advocate who is
independent of the local authority (a professional
advocate). VOICE can help you in saying the
things you need to say.
The contact details are:
Children and young people sometimes want to choose their own
advocate eg. a teacher, relative, carer, friend (an informal
advocate). If this person is not known to the Children's
Social Care Services Directorate, checks may have to be carried out
to ensure that he/she is an appropriate person to carry out the
role of an advocate.
An informal advocate may know you better whereas a professional
advocate will probably have more of an understanding of the
complaints procedure and the way in which Children's Social Care
If you want any further details please contact Jackie
Goodman on 01905 766366
This page was last reviewed 15 May 2013 at 16:43.
The page is next due for review 11 November 2014.