Advocacy services

Many children who are looked after in care or who are in the child protection system are not consulted about matters affecting their lives. Choices are made for them, often without their consent.

We provide these children with independent advocates and are developing advocacy and participation practices across all areas of work to ensure that more children have a say in important decisions that are made about their lives.

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Children's Rights in Torbay works with children and young people, ensuring their opinions and experiences influence services in the area.
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The Children's Society provides an independent advocacy service for Havering children and young people under 18.
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The Children's Society Missing from Home Programme, Manchester, Salford and Oldham
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Salford Children's Rights was established in 1995 and works with children and young people from Salford who are in care or leaving care.
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Black Country Advocacy Service provides services to children and young people who are in care, leaving care or who have a social worker.
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The Children's Society in Cheshire and Warrington provides advocacy and independent visitor services.
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The Children’s Society in Lancashire works predominantly with children and young people who are looked after by Lancashire County Council.
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The Children's Society in Oldham was established in 1987 as a result of locally identified needs on the Holts Village Estate.
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The Children's Society in Rochdale has always had a vision of joined-up support for children, young people and families.