This guide is for anyone who advocates for a child or young person.
What is advocacy?
Advocacy is about supporting a child to express their own needs and views and to make informed decisions on matters which influence their lives. Advocates do not make choices for children. Instead, they support children and young people to make their own choices.
Advocacy will most often be required where a child is engaging with a service (e.g. health, education, police, social work etc.)