Read our 2019 report to find out about the barriers to independent advocacy that young people face. Learn how Coram Voice’s unique Always Heard service helps young people to challenge and overcome these barriers.
Always Heard is the national advice and advocacy safety net for children and young people in and on the edges of care. Over the last year we supported 600 children and young people with one to one “safety net” advocacy support. We delivered children’s rights advice and information on 15,000 occasions and referred or signposted to local services on 6,000 occasions.
Through our work we have found that:
- 70% of local advocacy services are unable to provide a service to young people that is compliant with the National Standards for provision of children’s advocacy services.
- 59% of services are unable to provide fully freephone access for their service.
- 36% of services are restricted or unable to support care leavers (18+)
Read and download the report here – ALWAYS HEARD 2019
If you are young person seeking an advocate please contact Always Heard now – get an Advocate