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
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.
You (or a family member or supporting agency) can contact your advocacy service using the details below:
Coram Voice also provides advocacy for young people who are receiving psychiatric care at Aycliffe, the advocates can be contacted on 0808 800 5792 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Barton Moss Secure Care Centre
Contact: Barnardos on 0808 168 2694
Kyloe House Secure Children’s Home
Contact: NYAS, 0808 808 1001, email@example.com, 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Speakeasy. 01256 332795, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com so that we can update the database.