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Topic : Advocacy for Looked after Children

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  • Maria

    Has anyone experienced advocacy for a LAC? I feel like I can’t represent my LAC myself – does anyone have any advice please.

    Linda

    If you feel you can’t advocate for your child and the social worker is not supportive ask for a advocate for the child which they are entitled to, or speak to the Reviewing Officer if you are not getting anywhere you can contact Voice of the child in care or the Children’s Commissioner.

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    Harriet

    I know a looked after child who has an Advocate help him with an issue around contact. The Advocate has been out to talk things over with him and has helped him to write a letter to his Social Worker. It’s good because the Advocate is Independent of other Professionals involved.

    Jane1

    It is also worth speaking to the advocacy service about and independent visitor which differs but can be helpful for young people in care.

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    Steve

    There are contact details of advocacy services on out ‘useful links’ section http://www.fosterline.info/useful-links/
    However I would always suggest arranging this with the support of your SSW and the child’s SW

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