An Advocate is an independent adult who will help a young person to have their opinions and views heard by the people that make decisions about them.
Advocacy for Bromley works with children & young people aged 4+ who are involved in the child protection process or who are looked after by the local authority or who are leaving the care system. All advocates have a DBS check, are interviewed and receive training.
Advocacy meetings take place Monday to Friday within office hours. An advocate will often meet a young person at school, if appropriate.
An advocate will spend time talking, listening, and making sure that they have understood the feelings and wishes of the young person. They will support the young person to speak up or speak up on their behalf.
We can only take referrals from professionals for this service, for children who are looked after by the Local Authority, leaving care, or children who are subject to Child Protection proceedings.
Children must be 8+.