Enabling wishes and feelings
Being understood can sometimes be difficult. This can be for many reasons,
- space and opportunity;
- relationship difficulties;
- limited or developing vocabulary (e.g. young children/children with SEN);
- mental health;
- English as an additional language (EAL).
Not being heard
To not be heard can be difficult when needing to communicate with others about how you feel in relation to a certain situation or area.
We advocate for others so that voices can be heard and feelings understood.
What we mean by ‘advocacy’
We take advocacy to mean when individuals are supported by another person to help others understand how they are feeling, to help understand perspectives, wishes and feelings.
Our Attendance Advisors advocate on behalf of children and young people, putting their interests front and centre, to ensure best outcomes for education, wellbeing and their wider development.
- Listen to views and concerns;
- Help reflect, to understand wishes and feelings;
- Help explore options and rights;
- Provide information to help make decisions;
- Help contact with relevant people and support;
- Facilitate meetings;
- Ensure all points and areas are covered;
- Explain available options.
Find out more – Attendance Support