Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Coram Voice

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Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Gregory House, Coram Campus, 49 Mecklenburgh Square, Camden, London WC1N 2QA
Telephone number:
0808 800 5792
Email address:
Service description:
Coram Voice enables and equips children and young people to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care. They uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives.

Coram offer:
• A free national helpline staffed by specially trained professionals called advocates
• A network of independent advocates in the community who can meet with children and young people face-to-face to discuss their problems and ways they can be resolved
• Independent advocates who provide a regular visiting service in the community to children and young people in specialist residential settings (including mental health units)
• Specialist and accessible support for children and young people who don’t speak English, have poor mental health or who have a disability or profound communication needs
• An Independent Person or Investigating Officer to ensure a child’s rights are upheld in the complaints process and at Secure Accommodation Reviews (when decisions are taken about whether to keep a young person in secure care for their own welfare)
• An Independent Visitor to become a reliable friend for children who don’t have regular family contact
• Training, consultancy and specialist information to promote good practice and develop opportunities for children and young people to feed into the process of affecting change

Coram offer help (called advocacy) to young people who are living in care or have recently left care, but they can also help you if you cannot live at home anymore and feel you need extra support and services.
Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 09:30 - 18:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Looked After/care of LA
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
18/10/2017

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