We provide Advocacy and Independent Visitor Services for children and young people in Cheshire east and Mental Health and Well-being services across Cheshire

Adult talking to young person

Who is this service for?

We provide a children’s rights and advocacy services for children and young people in care, care leavers, children on child protection plans and disabled children and young people who are the responsibility of Cheshire East Local Authority. These children and young people may be in residential care, foster care, or may be placed with members of their own family.

What support does this service provide?

  • Advocacy Service empowers children and young people. It enables them to have a say in decisions made about their lives; ensures that their wishes and feelings are taken into account; and assists them to address any concerns or queries they have about the local authority service. The service also offers advocacy for children and young people with disabilities.

  • Independent Visiting Service provides children in care with a trusted adult to visit, advise and befriend them when it is considered to be in their best interests. This trusted adult is a volunteer who will get to know the child or young person by taking them out and doing activities together. The Independent Visiting Service tis targeted at children in foster care and children’s homes, including those placed out of the local authority area.

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Service we have a dedicated Mental Health professional who works across Cheshire to promote mental health and wellbeing to adolescents and young adults. This includes delivering Mental Health First Aid Training to young people, parents, carers and volunteers who engage with young people as part of their volunteering. In partnership with Cheshire Youth Federation we aim to ensure that all young people and the people that care for them are equipped to have useful conversations about Mental Health and Wellbeing. This work has been funded entirely by voluntary contributions from the people of Cheshire.

How to access this service?



Room 7, Level 3, Gateway
89 Sankey Street
Warrington WA1 1SR
United Kingdom
Phone 01925 650127
53° 23' 18.4164" N, 2° 35' 55.8564" W