pdf ADVICE | Getting advice, Children's Rights Director, 2010

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CRD 10 Getting advice 2010.pdf

This report is based on the experiences of 351 children and young people in care and care leavers. It details their views and experiences of getting the information and advice they need on things that matter to them.

document ADVOCACY SERVICES | Draft policy for developing advocacy services consultation response, Children's Law Centre, 2011

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CLC 11 A draft policy for Developing Advocacy Services consultation response 14 Nov 11.doc

Response to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety's consultation on its draft policy for developing advocacy services.

pdf ADVOCACY SERVICES | Empowering involvement and ensuring a voice for looked after children and care leavers Southwark's Speaker Box, OFSTED, 2013

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OFS 13 Speaker box 11 Apr 13.pdf

Speaker Box provides support to looked after children and care leavers, targeting those aged from 8 to 24 years. It ensures that they have a voice; that the messages from consultation are heard and acted on by decision-makers. Speaker Box operates independently, and is run by those in care and care leavers. It is supported by children’s services practitioners, senior managers, elected members and other agencies including health and youth services.

pdf ADVOCACY SERVICES | Missing Voices: Right to be heard ABSTRACT, Children's Commissioner for Wales, July 2014

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CC4W 14 Missing Voices ABSTRACT 2014.pdf

This latest progress report found that 63% of the 384 children in care questioned did not know who their advocacy provider was. It also found little evidence of local authorities actively looking at the take up of advocacy services in relation to the size of their looked after population.

pdf ADVOCACY SERVICES | National Standards for the provision of children's advocacy services, Department of Health, November 2002

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DOH 02 National standards for the provision of children's advocacy services NOV 02.pdf

These standards, issued under Section 7(1) of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, will help all agencies commissioned by councils with social service responsibilities to provide advocacy for looked after children and for those in need. They set the minimum level that children and young people can expect from professionals providing advocacy services.

pdf ADVOCACY SERVICES | Report on EPIC advocacy cases 2010, EPIC (Empowering People in Care), 13 April 2012

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EPIC 12 Report on EPIC Advocacy cases 2010 13 April 2012.pdf

This report presents information on the young people who engaged with the EPIC Advocacy service in 2010. The main aim of this report is to give a profile of this group of young people and to gain some insight into their presenting issues. It is the second annual report.

pdf ADVOCACY SERVICES | Report on EPIC advocacy cases 2011, EPIC (Empowering People in Care), 23 January 2013

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EPIC 13 Report on EPIC Advocacy cases 2011 23 Jan 13.pdf

This report presents information on the young people who engaged with the EPIC Advocacy service in 2011. The main aim of this report is to give a profile of this group of young people and to gain some insight into their presenting issues. It is the third annual report.

pdf ADVOCACY SERVICES | Voice, Advocacy Works: An independent evaluation of Voice's advocacy service, Voice

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VOI ND Advocacy Works Leaflet.pdf

This evaluation, conducted by the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London, aimed to investigate the extent to which the service supports the advocacy needs of young people and secondly, to explore how or why needs have (or have not) been addressed.

pdf ADVOCACY SERVICES | Where is my advocate? A scoping report on advocacy services for children and young people in England, Office of the Children's Commissioner, July 2011

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OCC 11 ABSTRACT Where is my advocate JUL 11.pdf

This abstract provides details of the first national scoping study on advocacy provision available to children in care in local authorities in England.

pdf COMPLAINTS | Get it Sorted: Providing effective advocacy services for children and young people making a complaint under the Children Act 1989, Department for Education and Skills, 2004

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DfE 04 Providing effective advocacy services guidance 2004.pdf

This section 7 guidance is designed to provide all children's services staff with an understanding of the new duties in relation to advocacy for children and young people making or thinking about making a complaint under the Children Act 1989 as introduced by the Adoption and Children Act 2002 in England.

pdf COMPLAINTS | Young people's views on complaints and advocacy, Children's Rights Director, 2012

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CRD 12 Young peoples views on complaints and advocacy 2012.pdf

This report sets out children’s own views and experiences of making complaints. It also provides information about how children come to the office of the Children's Rights Director for England for help over their rights and entitlements.

pdf GUARDIAN AD LITEM | Reflections of a Guardian Ad Litem on the participation of looked after children in public law proceedings, Cathy Donnelly, 2010

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CCIP 10 ABSTRACT Reflections of a Guardian Ad Litem APR 10.pdf

This abstract provides details of an article based on the reflective experience of a Guardian Ad Litem regarding the participation of looked-after children in Public Law Proceedings. 

pdf GUARDIAN AD LITEM | Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in Freeing for Adoption, NIGALA, 2009

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NIG-09 Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in Freeing for Adoption 2009.pdf

A fact sheet for parents, carers and professionals and produced by Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency outlining their role in Freeing for Adoption under the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987.
 

pdf GUARDIAN AD LITEM | The developing role of the Guardian Ad Litem under the Children (NI) Order 1995, Patricia O'Kane, 2006

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CCIP 06 ABSTRACT The developing role of the Guadian Ad Litem under the Children NI Order 1995 APR 06.pdf

This abstract provides details of a paper which reviews the key influences that have impacted on predominant social work thinking. 

pdf GUARDIAN AD LITEM | The work of children's guardians in care cases, Cafcass, November 2013

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CAF 13 The work of children's guardians in care cases ABSTRACT.pdf

This abstract details a study which looked at how guardians spent their time in care proceedings, as well as the characteristics of the children and families involved.

pdf GUARDIAN AD LITEM | Three weeks in November...five years on: Cafcass care application study 2014 ABSTRACT, Cafcass, September 2014

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CAF 14 Three weeks in November ABSTRACT.pdf

This abstract details research which captures the views of 300 Children's Guardians on the decisions of local authorities around care applications over a three week period in November 2013.

document INDEPENDENT ADVOCACY | Helping children get the care experience they need: Independent advocacy for children and young people in care ABSTRACT, Children's Commissioner for England, June 2016

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OCC 16 Helping children ABSTRACT JUN 16.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which examines awareness of and access to independent advocates by children and young people in care.

pdf INDEPENDENT ADVOCACY | Independent Advocacy Guide for Commissioners, Scottish Government, 2013

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SCOGOV13 Independent Advocacy Guide for Commissioners 2013.pdf

This revised Guidance aims to capture the many developments since the publication of the original Guide to Commissioners in 2001.

document INDEPENDENT ADVOCACY | Independent Advocacy: Impact and outcomes for children and young people ABSTRACT, University of Central Lancashire & National Children's Bureau, April 2016

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UCLAN 16 Independent advocacy ABSTRACT APR 16.docx

This abstract provides details of research conducted for the Children’s Commissioner for England which looked specifically at the impact and outcomes of independent advocacy for children and young people.

pdf INDEPENDENT ADVOCACY | The value of independent advocacy for looked after children and young people ABSTRACT, The Children's Society, September 2012

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CS 12 The value of independent advocacy for looked after children ABSTRACT.pdf

The value of independent advocacy for looked after children and young people looks at the value of independent advocacy services for children and young people in care. The report is based on a review of 142 advocacy cases, learning from our practice and external research on this subject.