Advocacy

All children in care and care leavers have the right to get support from an advocate if they’re concerned about their care.

Advocated don’t work for Medway Council and can help you understand your rights and entitlements. They can also support you in meetings, contact people on your behalf or help you make formal complaints.

The Young Lives Foundation provides advocates for Medway’s children in care and care leavers. You can contact them by emailing advocacy@ylf.org.uk or by phoning 0808 164 0096.

This is a confidential service and the information can’t be shared unless it has been requested by the young person or there is a safeguarding concern. The service shares all information with the young people being worked with.