I am looking for 12 people who would be willing to train as parental advocates and take on a role assisting mothers involved with Children’s Services, in expressing their needs and wishes regarding their children. This may involve assisting in drafting letters, attending meetings, and supporting mothers, and assisting welfare rights centres in answering queores. It would be unpaid, voluntary and would require attendance at a training course in Burnley, plus attendance at group meetings once every 8 weeks. Own transport would be desirable but not essential.
This would be followed by support from other advocates, and an informal supervision network to discuss cases and problems.
Training likely to take place in the autumn.