Young Person’s Advocacy
The Horsham Matters Young Persons’ Advocacy aims to provide free and confidential independent advocacy in Sussex for young people between the ages of 11 and 25, who need support to speak up about specific issues affecting them. We deal with short term, task focused issues.
- support a young person to speak up about issues that are affecting them or speak on their behalf
- represent a young person’s interests and feelings
- listen to a young person and make sure that others listen too
- value a young person’s opinions
- safeguard young people’s rights and wishes
Anyone who is …
- between 11—25 years old
- Living in and around Horsham
- Needing some short term help to make their voice and feelings heard because they are not able, or don’t feel able, to do so themselves
can ask for an advocate
Advocates are matched with young people normally from a referral through another service, for example, a school, a youth club or Information Shop.
Young people can also request an advocate by telephone or email.
Referral forms are available on request
All advocates are ….
- Trained Volunteers
- Local People
- Supervised and accountable
All volunteers will undergo safeguarding checks
This service is run in collaboration with Horsham Churches Together, West Sussex County Council, Horsham District Council, Youth Services, Information Shop, Connexions, YMCA, Outset and Brighton Road Baptist Church.
This service works with…
WSCC Information Shop, Horsham District Council, Horsham Churches Together, Youth Services, YMCA, Southdown Housing, Outset, Saxon Weald and Schools