As part of Family Rights Group’s Young Parents Project, we are able to provide free, indirect advocacy support to 180 young parents (up to the age of 30) who have a child who is, or has been, involved with children’s services. Indirect advocacy support will be limited to a short term piece of work lasting up to 5 hours and can include:
- Offering you detailed advice in an email
- Providing a template letter for you to amend and send to children’s services
- Negotiating with children’s services by letter, email or telephone on your behalf.
You may find this service helpful if you are a young parent who:
- Has been in the care system
- Has had a child removed before
- At times, finds it difficult to work with services and professionals, and/or
- Feels that your age is viewed as a risk factor by children’s services.
To access free, indirect advocacy support as part of the Young Parents’ Project you can:
- Fill in the referral form below
- Ask a trusted friend to help you complete the referral form
- Ask someone who is working with you or your child to make the referral on your behalf
- Call the Family Rights Group free advice line on 0808 801 0366 which is open between 9.30am and 3.00pm Mondays to Fridays (excluding bank holidays).
For more information about advocacy, take a look at the information on the Working with an advocate page.
If you are a social worker (or other practitioner) looking to arrange and fund direct advocacy support for a young parent, you will find information about Family Rights Group’s advocacy service here.