What is an advocate?
- Will listen to you
- Will help your views, wishes and feelings are heard
- Can go to meetings with or for you
- Will explain what your rights are
- Can help you to make a complaint
- Is independent - this means they are not part of other services like social care, education or health.
- Won't give their opinion or tell you what to do.
- Can see you at home, school, college, or wherever you feel most comfortable
This service is confidential and free.
Who can have an advocate?
You can have an advocate if you are aged between 5 and 18. You'll also be from Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire and are a looked after child, have a child protection plan or have a child in need plan.
If you are aged 5 - 25, from Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire and have a special educational need or disability or are a care leaver, you can also have an advocate.
If you aren't sure, email or call us and we can help you.