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Our Advice and Advocacy Service can offer self-advocacy support to callers to our advice line where it will assist the parent, kinship carer or family member and their child/ children.
What is self-advocacy?
Our advisers can offer self-advocacy support in several ways depending on needs and circumstances, either during a call to the advice line or as follow-up after the call. Examples of self-advocacy support include helping a parent, kinship carer or family member draft a letter or sending a follow-up email with further information and outlining their options.
When can self-advocacy help?
The following are situations where our self-advocacy service can help:
- Parents whose child is subject to child protection enquiries or a child protection plan.
- Family and friends who would like to be assessed as prospective kinship carers for a child.
- Kinship carers wishing to secure a legal order and/or support to enable a child to thrive in their care.