Children's Advocacy

We provide advocacy for disabled children and young people, up to their 19th birthday, who are receiving a service from the East Sussex Children's Disability Service. This includes children and young people who are Looked-After, at risk of becoming Looked-After, have a Child Protection Plan, a Child in Need plan or who are leaving care.

POhWER can help you to get your views and wishes heard at reviews and meetings, at school or college, when there are changes in your life or if you dont feel safe

How do I get support from an advocate?

Young people can refer themselves to the service or speak to the advocate during their regular visits to some units. They can also be referred by someone else. We may need to get parental or carer consent before an advocate can work with a young person who is under 18 years old.

To find out more about this service or to make a referral you can contact our Help Hub by:

Telephone IconPhone on 0300 456 2370 or

at symbolEmail on [email protected]