Advocacy for children

Advocacy is about speaking up for children and young people, making sure that their rights are respected and their views are heard.

Our independent Advocates empower children and young people to express their views, wishes and feelings and enable them to be involved in key decision which affect their lives.

NYAS Cymru provide independent children and young people’s advocacy services across many local authorities in Wales.

Children and young people involved with Social Services have the right to an Advocate.

An advocate can help children and young people with issues such as where they live, seeing family and leaving care arrangements. Advocates can also provide support to children and young people in meetings by representing them or accompanying them.

Find out more and watch the video below:

Advocacy for Children Involved with ‘Families First’

NYAS Cymru also provide an advocacy service for children and young people who live in either Caerphilly or Blaenau Gwent who are not involved with Social services, but still need help to understand their rights or have a voice about the things that are important in your life such as family relationships and education.

For more information please call our Helpline on 0808 808 1001 or email help@nyas.net

Independent Professional Advocacy National Standards and Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People in Wales from Welsh Government