Purpose of role

Advocacy Focus is committed to providing a service which supports the improvement of outcomes for all Cared for Children and Young People and those subject to Child Protection Plans. In so doing it recognises that some children living in the Borough have additional and complex needs and that these children can face additional challenges in achieving the best that they can.

Our advocates provide key services to looked after children via independent advocacy, supporting the independent visitor’s service, supporting the Children's rights service and conduct missing from care return interviews. Our advocates ensure children understand their rights, have a voice, feel listened to and are taken seriously.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To manage a caseload of young people and ensure accurate case management and record keeping
  • To escalate any significant issues children and young people raise through the Advocacy Manager and utilising safeguarding procedures within 24 hours of the issue being raised
  • To be familiar with and support all children and young people through the complaints process as required
  • To attend any meeting with cared for children at their request to support them to express their views and opinions
  • To provide an advocacy service for Children and Young People subject to a Child Protection Plan

You can download the job description, application form, equal opportunities monitoring form and privacy notice below:

Please send the completed Application, Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form and Privacy Notice to [email protected] by the 22 February 2019 to be considered for this role.

Alternatively you can post this to us at: Advocacy Focus, First Floor, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6PW

The closing date for applications is the 22 February 2019.

Although we would like to acknowledge each returned application, as a registered charity, we would prefer to avoid the costs this would incur. Therefore if you have not received a letter or email by the 22 March 2019, please assume you have not been short-listed for an interview.

Thank you for your interest.