The purpose of this service is to support disabled children and young people, by working to promote their rights and creating opportunities for them to be heard and participate in decisions that affect their lives.

How does the service work?

The aim of the service is to promote the rights of disabled children and young people, facilitating their participation in the decision making processes. This ensures that they are supported and empowered to realise their aspirations and live in an inclusive community. 

The service provides an independent advocate to support the child or young person with an identified issue. Work is varied and includes some of the following:

 

  • Building Self Esteem and Confidence Work
  • Staying Positive
  • Education and Training
  • Short Breaks
  • Bullying
  • Relationship Skills
  • Developing Social Communication Skills
  • Developing Social & Emotional Communication Skills
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Sexual Health
  • Sexuality
  • Assertiveness
  • Rights and Participation
  • Responding Positively (Anger Management)
  • Positive Body Image
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Keeping Safe
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Life Story Work
  • Friendships
  • Wishes and Feelings for LAC Reviews
  • Aspiration for the Future
  • Family Life & Relationships
  • Access to Overnight Breaks
  • Training & Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Support with Making a Complaint

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.


How much does it cost?

This service is free.

Availability:

Day

Term-Time

School Holidays

Monday 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Tuesday 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Wednesday 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Thursday 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Friday 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
     

How to access this service:

Children 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.

Contact:


Phone: 01482 467540
Email: jenny.plowman@kids.org.uk