Advocacy Service

Description

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

Locations:
The Children's Society, Room 7, Level 3, Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1SR (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
The Children's Society
Service Type:
Advocacy
Website:
Age Range:
5 - 25 years
Age Band:
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
Cost:
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?:
Yes
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:
Closed
Opening Times - Sunday:
Closed
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

Documents

The following documents related to this service are available for download:

This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Referrals
Telephone:
01925 650127
Email:
yip@childrenssociety.org.uk