Your advocate* at The Croft

*An advocate is someone you can talk to who will speak up for youand help you to speak for yourself.

Our advocate, Sian Williams, visits The Croft on a regular basis, usually on Wednesdays. Her job is to listen to children and their parents if they have a problem or worries about being at The Croft. She will also help in any way she can when you go back home or back to school.

The advocate's job is to support you to help you express your feelings and views and to make sure that adults listen to what you have to say. When you leave The Croft, a discharge meeting is held where your parents or carers, teachers and other staff from The Croft meet to decide on plans for your future. You can come to the meeting if you wish, but most children prefer not to attend. Instead, you can talk to your advocate before the meeting to make sure that your views are heard by the adults.

The Advocacy Service we use is called the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) and contact details are as follows:

Freephone: 0300 330 3131
Text: 07773 334555
E-mail: help@nyas.net
Write: Freepost, NYAS

The page was last updated on 14 December 2016 by andrea.bateman.

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