The project works with disabled children and young people to promote their rights, facilitate their participation in decision making processes that affect their lives and ensure that they are supported and empowered to realise their aspirations and live in an inclusive community.
How does advocacy work?The service provides an independent advocate to support the child or young person with an identified issue.Who is the service for?
The service is independent and is specifically for children and young people accessing short breaks, looked-after-children and those placed within independent settings. We can work with children from the age of eight up until the young person’s 19th birthday.
What does the service provide?
The aim of the service is to promote the rights of disabled children and young people, facilitating their participation in the decision making processes that affect their lives and ensuring that they are supported and empowered to realise their aspirations.
Where does it take place?Sessions can take place anywhere; the location is identified by the young person and by what is appropriate. This can include at home, school, residential setting, education residential settings, Hull KIDS offices or out in the community. The advocate would come to the child or young person and can provide where appropriate, transport for the young person to the location of their choice.
How to access the Advocacy and Rights ServiceChildren and young people and/or parents/carers can self refer. Also professionals or agencies involved with the child or young person can refer after gaining consent. This can be done over the phone, text, email or in person.
Gabby Pell on 01482 467540 or mobile 07584 230064
KIDS Yorkshire & The Humber, 182 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 4DJ