Nottinghamshire County Children’s Rights Services

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We provide an independent and confidential advocacy service for children and young people in Nottinghamshire. An Advocate is a person who can help represent your views, wishes and feelings. 

They will provide information to help you make decisions, ask questions and raise concerns. 

  • How an Advocate can help you 
  • Be listened to and be heard 
  • Be treated fairly whatever your race, religion, sexuality, gender, language or disability 
  • Have a voice in decisions made about your life, the services you receive, and the quality of these services 
  • Share your concerns about your circumstances or if you need to make a complaint 
  • Participate in or represent your voice in meetings 
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Who can have an Advocate?

An Advocate is independent – this means they are not part of other services such as social care, education, or health. An Advocate will not give their opinion or tell you what to do. 

We provide Advocates for: 

  • Young people from age 8 who are looked after by Nottinghamshire County Council 
  • Young People with complex needs or disabilities 
  • 16- and 17-year-olds who are homeless. 
  • Children and Young People subject to Child Protection  
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"My Advocate helped me say what I wanted to in my meetings and explained things to me so I could understand." 

Contact us

To request an Advocate please get in touch:  

Phone: 07785 435219 
Emal: [email protected] 

Phone: 07385 049968 
Email: [email protected] 

Out of Hours - Monday - Friday from 5pm - 8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm 
Phone: 0300 303 5355 



You can download our referral form and send it to: [email protected] 

Download our referral form