I’m worried about a child/young person.

We work to safeguard and protect local children and young people. If you’re worried about a child or young person you know or you’re working with, we might be able to help them – including doing what we can to make sure they get the support and services they need.


You’re a child or young person, you’re protected by a set of rights that almost every country around the world has agreed to. These include being protected from physical and mental mistreatment, knowing your rights, being able to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take these opinions seriously.

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You want to refer a child or young person for advocacy support, you can download the correct form at the link below. We can help young people in lots of ways, including exploring the options open to them, deciding what they want, communicating their views and wishes, asking questions, challenging decisions, and supporting them in meetings.

Download children and young people referral form


The role of an advocate

An advocate can stand by you, and stand up for you, when important decisions are being made about any care, treatment and the way you live your life. They can help you understand your rights and options, and support you when expressing your views and wishes to others.

More about the role of an advocate

Self-help resources

Get support for yourself, a family member or someone you care for.

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