Type of service:
Local Government Department
Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1ED
Children Rights Advocacy Service aims to support children and young people to have a voice, make choices about their lives and future and to participate in meetings relating to Education Health and Care Plans. The service is free and confidential and independent of the EHC team.
An advocate will arrange to meet with the child or young person to answer any questions they may have relating to the EHC plans, prepare the young person for meetings, talk them about what types of questions they might be asked as part of the assessment, review, transfer or process, gain their views and aspiration to be included in the EHC Plan, and attend meetings or reviews with them if required.
Criteria for referral:
• A young person between 0-25 who is the subject of an Education Health and Care Plan process, or is wishing to challenge the local authority’s refusal to undertake such an assessment.
• Resident in Northamptonshire or be living elsewhere whilst the responsibility of Northamptonshire County Council
The young person and parent or guardian of those under sixteen should be made aware of the referral. The young person should normally agree to the referral being made.
If you would like further information or to make a referral please either:
• email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call on 0300 126 1000
- Agency referral
- Contact service direct
- School referral
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