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Young Carers Advocacy Project

by Sandwell Advocacy

About our activities / service

Accessibility details Service only available for residents of Sandwell.
Opening hours Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm but the service is available weekdays, weekends, during school holidays and at times that
will meet the needs of children, young people and their families.

Working throughout Sandwell supporting children and young people aged 5-18 who provide care and/or emotional support to another person who has a physical or learning difficulty, mental health issues or misuse alcohol or other substances. Working holistically with the young carer and their family to ensure that they are placed at the heart of the decision making process when dealing with schools, children’s services and other professionals involved in their lives. We can also support young carers through a carers assessment.

Staff qualifications All our staff are qualified Advocacy Practitioners with a specialism in Children and Young Peoples Advocacy (City and Guilds Diploma).
Genders All
Age focus 6 year olds, 7 year olds, 8 year olds, 9 year olds, 10 year olds, 11 year olds, 12 year olds, 13 year olds, 14 year olds, 15 year olds, 16 year olds, 17 year olds, 18 year olds

About the organisation

Sandwell Advocacy is an independent advocacy organisation set up to safeguard the needs, rights and wishes of marginalised and/or vulnerable individuals throughout Sandwell. We are currently supporting children and young people (5-18 years of age) who provide regular or on-going care and emotional support to a family member. We define a young carer not by the amount of time spent caring but by the impact it has on their life. This could involve a family member or individual who may be affected by a physical impairment/learning difficulty, mental health condition, drug and alcohol addiction and any other long term illness or condition. Sandwell Advocacy works with the Young Carer and their families where it is identified that children and young people are experiencing issues associated with their caring responsibilities. We provide an integrated package of support that includes crisis intervention and long term advocacy provision. We offer support that works within a person centred, but family orientated approach working with all those within the home.

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