CARE EXPERIENCED? WANT SUPPORT? WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS? NOT GETTING THE SUPPORT YOU NEED? OR DO YOU JUST WANT SOME HELP OR TO BE LISTENED TO? THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU.
If you need help in understanding anything on this page, ask a grown-up who you trust to go through it with you.
FIND YOUR ADVOCATE!
If you can’t get an advocate locally, or just need some advice get in touch on 0808 800 5792 for help.
There are different advocacy services for each Local Authority area across the country. Coram Voice’s Always Heard team maintains the national database of these service. This is the most accurate and up to date list of advocacy services.
They’re really good. They’ll always try to help you straight away. If they can’t, they’ll get back to you as soon as possible and always within 24 hours.
If you want to contact your local advocacy service directly, Coram Voice can help. Coram Voice’s Always Heard is funded by the Department for Education. Coram delivers the Always Heard National Advocacy Safety Net and Advice Service (England) for Children and Young People.
Speak up for yourself
Learn more about your rights and entitlements and how you can speak out for yourself. Use Coram’s online resources now:
What are my rights and entitlements? Learn about the support you should be getting from your social workers and others.
Am I a care leaver? Leaving Care made simple – your online guide to what support you can expect as you leave care.
Making a complaint? – Its good to speak out when things go wrong. You can use this information and our online complaints tool to raise concerns with Children’s Services.
Free legal information for you – Coram Children’s Legal Centre also provide children and young people with advice about being in care and everything else you need to know about your rights as a young person.
We think the Always Heard advocates are great – they’re there to help so get in touch if you want advice, or the help of an advocate.