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CCP

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CCP is a registered charity (No.1043143) that exists to transform the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults by preventing homelessness, strengthening families and promoting ...

Children & youthPoverty reductionCommunity & family
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Adult Advocate

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Flexible location
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Children & youthPoverty reductionCommunity & family
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Summary

Could you help support vulnerable adults when important decisions are being taken about their children?

Detailed description

Family advocates support vulnerable adults through child protection proceedings to help them understand decisions and the importance of their engaging in the activities demanded of them by the court / other agencies, to ensure more positive and fairer outcomes for both the adult and children involved. 


An advocate can:

  • Accompany parents at Child Protection Conference, Reviews or Court Hearings
  • Support parents at meetings with professionals
  • Meet parents to prepare for or follow up Child Protection Conferences/Reviews/Court Hearings/other meetings with Professionals to ensure that parents understand decisions and actions


 About the role:

You may be helping people with learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, mental health issues and older people, to get their views respected and their rights protected. 


You will be involved in identifying the issues and informing the client about their rights and choices; and carry out research to ensure all information is available to them.


You will need to present the information in a format the client understands. You may also be involved in communicating needs and wishes to public services / bodies where appropriate, so that clients are included in and contribute to decisions affecting their lives. 


What training will be provided?

As an Advocate, we want to ensure you are fully trained and feeling confident in your role. We will provide you with lots of different training opportunities.


What is the time commitment?

This will vary depending on how much time you have to give, however it is important that you are able to stick with a case once you have offered to take it on.

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What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs
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About CCP

CCP is a registered charity (No.1043143) that exists to transform the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults by preventing homelessness, strengthening families and promoting independence. With a head office in Cheltenham, we currently employ 220 staff, backed up by a team of 160 volunteers, currently delivering services and projects in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire and Dorset.