Child Protection Advocacy
Advocacy in Child Protection Conferences

The Children’s Involvement Team have been commissioned by the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Service to provide advocacy for children in inital child protection conferences. The team provide advocacy for children aged 5 - 17 years.

Advocacy support will be offered to all children within this remit on an opt-out basis (this means we will work with them unless they ask us not to).

The advocate will generally have three/four contacts with the child – an initial meeting or two to gather their wishes and feelings, attendance at the meeting with or on behalf of the child and a post-conference meeting to explain the outcomes of the conference.

We have our own definition of advoacy and our own child protection advocacy values.

 

Please contact us

If you would like more information about our advocacy service in child protection conferences please contact us on 0114 2288553 or email childrens.involvement@sheffield.gov.uk.