Always Heard Advocacy Seminar 2019

Coram Voice will be hosting our Always Heard Advocacy Seminar 2019 on Tuesday 3 December, 3-5pm at Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square WC1N 1AZ.

This year we will be looking at the importance of the independence for advocacy providers as well as sharing our annual report on the work of the national advocacy safety net and advice service for children in and leaving care.

We are bringing together representatives from the children’s rights, advocacy and legal sector, local authorities and young people to look at why the independence of advocacy matters and how this can be promoted and safeguarded.

Speakers and discussion will focus on;

  • The importance of independence when providing advocacy and the impact on young people when their advocacy service cannot act independently.
  • The challenges to independence faced by commissioned and in-house advocacy services and what we can do to overcome these.
  • The critical importance of independence when supporting children and young people to access legal and other specialist support.
  • Taking forward the Children’s Commissioner’s recommendation that all advocacy providers publish an independence statement.

There will also been an introduction and overview of the Always Heard annual report for 2019, highlighting some of the enduring barriers to advocacy that young people are experiencing.

If you are an advocate, children rights officer, work in social care or with young people in an on the edges of care we would we would love to see you at the seminar.

Please register to reserve your place

Please note that places are limited.

If you are young person seeking an advocate please contact Always Heard now – get an Advocate

Find out more about the Always Heard – The national advocacy helpline and safety net for England