3 hours - Completed at once during the live webinar


£75+VAT (NYAS staff and self-employed contractor discounts apply)

As with all types of advocacy, residential advocacy aims to promote the wishes, thoughts and feelings of care expreinced children and young people. This is particularly relevant in residential settings, like children's homes, where multiple children are living under the same roof.

This course is recommended for practitioners wishing to develop their understanding of residential visiting advocacy.

Residential Visiting Advocacy Explained

Residential visiting advocacy  promotes the voice and lived experiences of children and young people who are currently living in residential settings. Advocates ensure their rights are upheld and respect the national advocacy standards and the quality standards for children’s homes. Residential visiting advocates works with the young people on individual issues or collectively as a group relating to their experience of the home.

Residential visiting advocates are independent of the setting, they are purely there for the young people who reside at the home. Having one advocate assigned to the home ensures consistency and helps to build and maintain relationships with young people.

Course Content

Upon completion of this training, learners will:

  • Understand the similarities and differences between residential visiting advocacy and issue-based advocacy
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a residential visiting advocate, including legislation and guidance relevant to the role
  • Know how to prepare effectively for an initial visit in a new residential setting
  • Know how to stay safe during residenital advocacy visits

This residential advocacy training will be delivered via a live, interactive webinar. The training session will be delivered by a member of our highly experienced training team. 

NYAS is a leading, national rights based charity who deliver a range of services, including advocacy, to children across England and Wales. We have practical experience within this training area, and your learning will be supported by our expert guidance and a supporting handbook.

You can find all available training dates below - new dates are added regularly so keep an eye on this page for any updates if the dates below don't work for you. If you're looking to discuss bespoke training dates, please email and our team will be happy to help.

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