“Young people supporting other young people to have their voice heard.”
What is a peer advocate?
A young person who supports other young people to explore issues they want stopped started or changed. As a peer advocate you will have a good understanding of the experiences of those in care as well as the issues that can affect all young people.
With support and training from NYAS you will be able to provide help and to be there for a young person when they most need it.
What will I achieve as a peer advocate?
Young people would often prefer to turn to someone who is close to them in age, this is where you will step in. You will be an ear to listen to what is important to other young people and will help them to have their voice heard.
There will also be an opportunity to have a placement in a setting where you can provide advocacy and support.
You will receive accredited training – OCN Level 2 in Peer Advocacy.
What do I need to do to get involved?
To find out more information please contact: Emma Downes Peer Advocacy Development Worker via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07435 967 408
To apply, please complete an application form and send to email@example.com
NYAS in partnership with Voices from Care have secured funding from Comic Relief to develop a Peer Mentoring Project to support young care leavers.
What is a peer mentor?
In this case a young person supports a younger person using their lived experience to provide guidance. This role aims to ensure that the younger person/mentee can begin to make informed decisions based on their own needs and goals. Mentors can choose to build a one to one relationship or to work with a group.
What would you achieve?
These goals would be related to employment, voluntary work, work experience and exploring apprenticeships. The mentees will require support to develop their life skills and confidence within their transition from leaving care.
What would be expected of you?
We particularly welcome applications from care experienced young people.
To find out more information or to request an application pack please contact:
Youth Peer Development Worker Wales
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 029 20668956 M: 07767168478