Advocacy Service


The Advocacy Service assists children and young people in resolving their concerns and complaints, and provides a service that can give information, advice, advocacy, representation and support.

An Advocate can help by:-

  • Going to a meeting with the child or young person
  • Making a phone call for the child or young person
  • Helping the child or young person to write a letter or writing a letter with them
  • Helping the child or young person to send or write email
  • Speaking for them
  • Listening to the child or young person and passing on their concerns to others
  • Speaking for the child or young person about their worries or particular problem.

Service Details

The Children's Society, Room 7, Level 3, Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1SR (directions displayed on map)
The Children's Society
Service Type:
Age Range:
5 - 25 years
Age Band:
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
No cost
Eligibility criteria:
Children or young people who require advocacy and where one of the following applies: children in the care of Cheshire East Local Authority; A Care Leaver from Cheshire East; On a Child Protection Plan in Cheshire East; children with a disability
Is a referral required?:
Accepted referral methods:
  • Self referral
  • Via CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via School
  • Via College or post-16 provider
  • Via Children’s Social Care
  • Via Cheshire East Housing Options Team
  • Via Voluntary Agencies
  • Via Youth Offending Team and/or Youth Prevention Team
  • Via Youth Support Service
Additional Referral Information:
We have an electronic referral form
Capacity of service:
We strive to contact as soon as we receive the referral and allocate within 3 days
How is the service provided?:
  • Face to face
  • Outreach Services
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Additional Local Authority Areas:
We are a small National Organisation and work in Cheshire West and Chester and in Warrington but not doing an Advocacy service
Communication aids and support available:
  • Large Print Material
  • Translated Material
  • Makaton
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing Facilities
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Additional information for assistance with accessibility:
Accessible toilet, but no changing facilities.

Opening Times

Days service available:
Opening Times - Monday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Tuesday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Wednesday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Thursday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Friday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Saturday:
Opening Times - Sunday:
Additional Opening Times:
Our office is open 9:00 - 5:00 Monday to Friday but we do most of our outreach work after school and in the evening


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This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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This page was last updated on 04 January 2018


Contact Details

Contact Name:
01925 650127