What is advocacy?

Advocacy means having an adult to help you get your message across. They will support you to make sure your rights are respected and that you get help you are entitled to.

Who can be supported by an advocate from the Trust?

We can provide an advocate for all young people who have a Doncaster social worker, even if they live in another part of the country.

What can an advocate do for you?

They can:

  • Help you express your views and opinions in meetings
  • Support you to complain about something you are unhappy about
  • Help you to understand your rights
  • Go to meetings and speak for you if you don’t want to attend
  • Help to change things in your life
  • Make sure you're being  listened to
  • Support you to speak up for yourself
  • Be there for you

How can I get an advocate?

You can ask someone to contact us about advocacy. This could be a family member, a carer, a social worker, an IRO (independent reviewing officer) or anybody else who you trust.  

Or you can contact us yourself in any of the following ways:

Advocacy, Rights, and Participation Service,
Mary Woollett Centre,
Danum RoadDoncaster,
DN4 5HF.

More information

For more information about advocacy for young people download the pdf below.

“A huge thank you – you have given her the best chance of a secure future.”

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