Record numbers of children are going missing from care and are at increased risk of harm including sexual exploitation or grooming for criminal activity. Our campaign, Missing the Point, calls on local councils to listen to and take seriously the wishes and feelings of children in their care, in order to reduce the risk of them going missing.
Advocacy is about speaking up for children and young people. Advocacy is about empowering children and young people to make sure that their rights are respected and their views and wishes are heard at all times. Advocacy is about representing the views, wishes and needs of children and young people to decision-makers, and helping them to navigate the system.’ – National Standards for the Provision of Children’s Advocacy Services