Parent Advocacy

A Parent Advocate is someone who works on an individual basis with parents and prospective parents with learning disabilities, in matters concerning their children.

The Parent Advocates aim is to give parents a better understanding of parenting issues and support them to look after their children.

A Parent Advocate is independent of other services and dedicated solely to supporting parents with learning disabilities.

A Parent Advocate can help with writing letters, completing forms and finding other support and training.

A Parent Advocate can support parents during pregnancy, after the child is born and until it reaches adulthood.

We will:

  • Empower parents by ensuring that their thoughts, wishes and feelings are listened to;
  • Accompany and support parents in meetings connected with their child (LAC reviews, health appointments, court appearances and meetings with other professionals).
  • Make sure parents understand the information they are given and the questions they are asked;

Empower parents by ensuring that their thoughts, wishes and feelings are listened to;

Accompany and support parents in meetings connected with their child (LAC reviews, health appointments, court appearances and meetings with other professionals).

Make sure parents understand the information they are given and the questions they are asked;