Advocacy for children and young people

by Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland provides professional, independent advocacy services in most local authority areas in Scotland. We work one on one with a young person to help them have a say in what is happening to them. We strive to provide advocacy that helps young people feel respected, included, listened to and understood. We’re independent to any care services a young person receives – this is crucial because we want young people to be supported and understood with no conflict of interest.

Advocacy gives the young person a chance to tell someone what they want or like, outwith the line of professionals. It helps children and young to put their views across with what they think is best for them as a lot of children don’t as they don’t think they would be listened to or they don’t know how to say it.

To find out about accessing advocacy for a young person, or if you are a young person who wants to speak to an advocate in your area, fill in the online form on the website or call the National Office for help.


Last updated 30/07/2020

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Contact information

 0141 226 4441
 Website
This service is under the category: Rights & Representation , Discrimination & Human Rights , Independent Advocacy , Children & Families

Delivered across
  • · Clackmannanshire (Local Authority)
  • · East Ayrshire (Local Authority)
  • · East Lothian (Local Authority)
  • · East Renfrewshire (Local Authority)
  • · Na h-Eileanan Siar (Local Authority)
  • · Falkirk (Local Authority)
  • · Highland (Local Authority)
  • · Inverclyde (Local Authority)
  • · Midlothian (Local Authority)
  • · Moray (Local Authority)
  • · Orkney Islands (Local Authority)
  • · Scottish Borders (Local Authority)
  • · Shetland Islands (Local Authority)
  • · South Ayrshire (Local Authority)
  • · South Lanarkshire (Local Authority)
  • · Stirling (Local Authority)
  • · Aberdeenshire (Local Authority)
  • · Argyll and Bute (Local Authority)
  • · City of Edinburgh (Local Authority)
  • · Renfrewshire (Local Authority)
  • · West Dunbartonshire (Local Authority)
  • · West Lothian (Local Authority)
  • · Angus (Local Authority)
  • · Dundee City (Local Authority)
  • · North Lanarkshire (Local Authority)
  • · East Dunbartonshire (Local Authority)
  • · Glasgow City (Local Authority)
  • · Perth and Kinross (Local Authority)
  • · Fife (Local Authority)

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