Coram Voice to provide advocacy and Independent Visitor Services for Manchester

Coram Voice are delighted to announce that we will be the new providers for Manchester City Councils Children’s Rights on Independent Advocacy and Independent Visitor services from 1 November 2021.

This will include providing independent advocacy support for Manchester Children and Young People who are in care or Care Leavers, to ensure that they are actively contributing to the development and implementation of their plans. Advocates will ensure that young people’s wishes, feelings and lived experience are taken into account when decisions are being taken about their lives.

As part of our independent Visitor services we will support through a team of volunteers from the community, who will visit, advise and befriend Manchester Children and Young people who are in care.

We are looking forward to working together with children, young people and professionals in Manchester as we deliver this vital service.

Get in contact

Advocacy

Young people, and others wanting to refer them for the Manchester advocacy service, can contact the Coram Voice helpline service to ask for an advocate:

  • Freephone: 0808 800 5792

This number is free to phone and does not show up on telephone bills.

  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7758 670369  

If you are aged 16 or over, add us to your contacts and send us a message free with WiFi.

Email us and we will get back to you within 24 hours

Our Helpline service operates Monday to Friday 9.30am–6pm and Saturday 10am–4pm. (Outside these times we operate an out of hours service for urgent issues.) If English is not the young person’s first language, our Helpline will get an interpreter to join the call.

Independent Visitor Service

Social Workers can refer children to the Independent visitor  service by contacting our Manchester team:

Email: IVManchester@coramvoice.org.uk