How to get an advocate

Last modified 05/07/2018 11:34:05

Empowerment provides independent advocacy support to children and young people involved with Blackpool children’s services including looked after children, care leavers and children in need.

empowermentEMPOWERMENT can provide you with

  • An advocate
  • An independent visitor
  • Mentoring service
  • Support to make a complaint
  • Representation under the Adoption and Children Act 2002
  • Legal advice
  • Information and signposting

A EMPOWERMENT Advocate can help you by

  • Talking things over with you about decisions being made by Blackpool Children’s Services that affect you
  • Making you aware of your rights
  • Supporting you at meetings or Looked After Reviews and / or writing letters
  • Attending meetings for you if you don’t want to go yourself
  • Advising you about all the different ways of dealing with problems, and what the consequences might be
  • Being led by you. When you work with Empowerment, your advocate is always directed by you and what you  would like to happen
  • Being there to listen, explain, empower, negotiate and present the wishes and feelings to Blackpool children’s services on your behalf


    There are a number of ways you can contact EMPOWERMENT. 

Empowerment's telephone number is 0300 323 0251(Local Rate Call)

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