Young People's Zone

Advocacy in Secure

If you are a young person who is living in a Young Offenders Institution (YOI), Secure Training Centre (STC) or Secure Children's Home (SCH), you have the right to independent advice and advocacy support. Your advocate should be able to meet and work with you on any concern you have about where you live or about the contact and support you get from Children’s Services.

LOCKED UP IN A YOI OR STC?

If you are detained in a Young Offenders Institution or Secure Training Centre a charity called Barnardos will provide you with independent advocacy.

This means that if you are in Cookham Wood YOI, Feltham YOI, Medway STC, Oakhill STC, Parc YOI, Rainsbrook STC, Werrington YOI or Wetherby YOI a Barnardos advocate can meet with you and help you with things like:

  • Support in reviews, adjudications and other meetings
  • Information and support about your rights and entitlements
  • Help you to make complaints
  • Support to have contact with your family or legal representatives.

You (or a family member or supporting agency), can contact Barnardos on 0808 168 2694

If you would like advocacy support because you are not getting the help you need from Children's Services whilst you are detained you can contact the Always Heard team on 0808 800 5792 or help@coramvoice.org.uk and we will sort this out for you. 

LIVING IN A SECURE CHILDREN’S HOME?

There are different advocacy services who can support you in the secure children’s home where you live. These service are all provided by independent charities that work with children and young people. Advocates should be able to help you with advice about your rights and entitlements and support you with concerns about life in the home or in your care planning.

If you would like advocacy support because you are not getting the help you need from Children's Services whilst you are detained you can also contact the Always Heard team on 0808 800 5792 or help@coramvoice.org.uk and we will sort this out for you. 

You (or a family member or supporting agency) can contact your secure children's homes advocacy service in using the details below: 

Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home
Contact: Coram Voice 0808 800 5792, help@coramvoice.org.uk, www.coramvoice.org.uk

Aldine House Secure Children’s Centre
Contact: Coram Voice 0808 800 5792, help@coramvoice.org.uk, www.coramvoice.org.uk

Atkinson Secure Children’s Home
Contact: NYAS, 0808 808 1001, help@nyas.net, www.nyas.net

Aycliffe Secure Centre
Contact: NYAS, 0808 808 1001, help@nyas.net, www.nyas.net

Coram Voice also provides advocacy for young people who are receiving psychiatric care at Aycliffe, the advocates can be contacted on 0808 800 5792 / help@coramvoice.org.uk

Barton Moss Secure Care Centre
Contact: Barnardos on 0808 168 2694

Beechfield Secure Unit
To be confirmed – contact our Always Heard service 0808 800 5792, help@coramvoice.org.uk, www.coramvoice.org.uk

Clare Lodge Secure Children’s Home
Contact: NYAS, 0808 808 1001, help@nyas.net, www.nyas.net

Clayfields House Secure Children’s Home
Contact: NYAS, 0808 808 1001, help@nyas.net, www.nyas.net

Hillside Secure Centre
Contact:  Tros Gynnal, 0808 168 2599, 07957472080, Kathryn.Jones@TGPCymru.org.ukwww.trosgynnal.org.uk

Kyloe House Secure Children’s Home
Contact: NYAS, 0808 808 1001, help@nyas.net, www.nyas.net

Coram Voice also provides advocacy for young people who are receiving psychiatric care at Kyloe House, the advocates can be contacted on 0808 800 5792 / help@coramvoice.org.uk

Lansdowne Secure Unit
Contact: NYAS, 0808 808 1001, help@nyas.net, www.nyas.net

Lincolnshire Secure Unit
Contact: Coram Voice 0808 800 5792, help@coramvoice.org.uk, www.coramvoice.org.uk

St Catherine’s Secure Centre (including Marydale Unit)
Contact: Coram Voice 0808 800 5792, help@coramvoice.org.uk, www.coramvoice.org.uk

Swanwick Lodge
Contact: Speakeasy. 01256 332795, hello@speakeasyadvocacy.org.uk

Vinney Green Secure Unit
Contact: Coram Voice 0808 800 5792, help@coramvoice.org.uk, www.coramvoice.org.uk

 

STILL NEED HELP? CONTACT ALWAYS HEARD

If you have any problems getting an advocate using the details above please contact our Always Heard team on 0808 800 5792 or help@coramvoice.org.uk and we will sort this out for you. 

If you find that the contact information provided is incorrect please let us know by emailing us on help@coramvoice.org.uk  so that we can update the database.