Advocacy is about supporting people to make sure that their rights are respected, and their views and wishes are heard.
An advocate can provide support by:
- helping you to say want you want
- making sure you understand your rights
- obtaining the services you are entitled to
Independent visitors are adult volunteers who are matched with young people in care to form more informal, long-term friendships. They can also provide some advocacy support.
Barnardo’s provide our advocacy and children’s rights service.