This collection of 12 articles describes new, innovative practices developed by children's advocates in health and social care. Contributors cover concepts and issues related to public policy and research, funding, patterns of advocacy, children's access to advocacy services, child protection case conferences, children's participation in family conferences, lessons from an evaluation of voice advocacy services, advocacy for children with disabilities (particularly those without speech), complaint procedures, family courts, and the ability of advocacy to give children and their families their own voices.
Professional Social Work
As a collection of recent research revealing, from the perspectives of young people with experience of public care, the unique skills and benefits that independet advocates are able to offer them, this volume is essential reading for all children's workers and those responsible for service development.
The provision of advocacy services for vulnerable young people is a rapidly growing field, evolving under health and social care practice. This book will be valued by any professional working with young children, including children and young people's advocates, health and social care professionals, teachers and youth workers.