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Advocacy Focus - Child Protection Advocacy

An Advocate can help you understand Child Protection proceedings and support you to have your voice heard. Our Child Protection Advocacy is there for children and young people based in Rochdale and Trafford.

If you have been told that a Child Protection Conference is taking place this is because someone is concerned about your safety. A Child Protection Conference is a meeting where people such as teachers, social workers and parents come together to talk about concerns and share information.

You may feel worried about attending a meeting, but your advocate can talk to you about this and be by your side at a meeting to help you to say what is important to you.

What is an Advocate?

A Child Protection Advocate helps you become more involved when important decisions are being made about your life. They help you have your say during meetings.

An Advocate will:

  • Provide support to you before, during and after important meetings
  • Support you to share your views and feelings
  • Help you understand your rights
  • Help you to be involved in your child protection plan
  • Attend meetings with you, or on your behalf if you don’t want to go
  • Help you understand why these meetings are happening

How do I get an Advocate?

Getting an Advocate is simple, just download and fill in a referral form below (based on where you live) and send back to us. Or, you can show this web page to social worker or parent and they can contact us on your behalf.

Who to contact

0300 323 0965
Related Organisation
Advocacy Focus - Trafford's Advocacy Hub

Where to go

Name of Venue
Advocacy Focus
Venue Address
Chester Road
Old Trafford
M16 9HD

When is it on?

Days & Times
Open Monday to Thursday 8.30am until 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am until 4.30pm

Who is it for?

For children and young people over 12 years
Supporting People With
Becoming older
Learning disability
Mental health
Autistic Spectrum
Physical impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Profound or Multiple Needs
Hearing impairment
Substance misuse
Visual impairment

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Download a Referral Form here

Self-referral - you can self refer at any time, simply contact us on 0300 323 0965, send us an email or speak to one of our Advocates via our live chat now.

Social worker referral - If you are a Social Worker and wish to make a referral, simply download the referral form  below and send to

Cost Information
Related Links
Easy read advocacy guides

How accessible is this service?

Accessible Toilet
Further Details

Our office can be found on 456 Chester Rd, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9HD. Please be aware there is limited parking in the area. There are some steps at the front and back of the office.

To book a meeting convenient for you please contact us on 0300 323 0965

Last updated date:
15 April 2019

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