Provider Details

Contact Details

Provider
The Children's Society In London, Disability Advocacy Service
Telephone No

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 0 To 18

Address Details

Street Number
Unit 2
Street
51 Derbyshire Street
Town
London
Postcode
E2 6JQ

Description

Service Description

"Advocacy is about speaking up for children and young people. Advocacy is about empowering children and young people to make sure that their rights are respected and their views and wishes are heard at all times. Advocacy is about representing the views, wishes and needs of children and young people to decision-makers"

We provide independent advocacy to ensure disabled children and young people's voices are heard, thereby ensuring that they live safely and confidently in their communities/placements/in care. When a young person cannot express their views the advocate endeavours to stand up for their rights and speak on their behalf to get their wishes and feelings heard. We have a Non-Instructed Advocacy Policy which supports advocates to ensure advocate's work from a children's rights perspective when a child is unable to instruct.

Additional Information

Additional Information

We attend meetings and arrange visits to meet the needs of the child.

We are commissioned to work with 5 young people at any one time and 9 across the year all referrals are generated via the children with disabilities team.

The waiting list is also managed with the disability team.

Costs

Cost
Free

Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
No
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Yes
Open To Extended Family?
No

Further Information

Provider Type
SEND
Suitable For
Downs Syndrome Visual Impairment Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Complex Needs Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Long Term Medical Conditions Specific Learning Difficulties Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Sensory Impairment Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Specific Learning Difficulty Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Tourette's Dyslexia Epilepsy Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Hearing Impairment and Deafness Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Physical Disability
Delivery Channels
Office / Premises
How to Contact
In Person Telephone
Eligibility Criteria
Disability Statement Child / Young Person With A Statement/ Education, Health And Care Plan (EHCP) Tier 2: Targeted Tier 3: Specialist
Referral Criteria
Via Social Care Professional

Details last updated

Last Updated
18 August 2017