Advocacy Project for Young Carers
‘Providing independent support for young carers
and their families in Sandwell’
Advocacy works to protect children and young people from harm and abuse and ensures their rights are safeguarded. We empower young carers to have greater control over their everyday lives. We work with young carers who find it difficult to say what they want and need. Our approach looks at the holistic needs of the young carer and their family. Advocacy is about empowering young people to make sure their rights are respected and their views and wishes are heard at all times.
Referrals are taken from the individuals themselves, from a third party or an agency. These can be taken by phone, email or face to face.
Take a look at our new film which features professionals, service users and staff talking about their roles and experiences of Sandwell Advocacy
We asked some of our young carers and families to tell us, in their own words, what difference Sandwell Advocacy has made for them.