Many services are still open to support you and your family. Supports might look a bit different, and some places will be offering a reduced service or may be temporarily closed, but you can find out more information by visiting their website or getting in touch with them.
Circles Network – Advocacy in Fife
Advocacy in Fife provides support to people aged 16 or over and living in Fife with:
mental health issues, learning disability, personality disorder, physical impairment acquired brain injury, dementia, autism and chronic illness.
They also provide support for children under 16 years who are subject to compulsory measures under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. Telephone :
01592 645360 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address : https://circlesnetwork.org.uk/contact-us/
Clan Childlaw is a unique legal and advocacy service for children and young people.
Delivers free, confidential legal advice and representation in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Glasgow. The service helps children and young people up to the age of 18, or 21 if they have been Looked After. Provides free information and guidance about children's rights and the law to family members, carers and adults who work with children or young people in Scotland. Telephone :
0808 129 0522 Email : email@example.com Web Address : https://www.clanchildlaw.org/
Drumchapel Children’s Rights Project
The Children's Rights Project exists to offer independent advocacy to children and young people aged between 5 and 18 in the West of Glasgow. Telephone :
0141 944 0507 or text 07767 3911769 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address : http://www.dmac.btck.co.uk/ChildrensRightsProject
Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre
Dumfries and Galloway has three carers centres in Dumfries, Newton Stewart and Castle Douglas. They provide advice and advocacy to adult carers and young carers.
Tel: 01387 248 600
Tel: 07902 002 963
Tel: 01671 401152
Email: email@example.com Telephone :
01387 248600 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address : http://www.dgalcarers.co.uk
Dundee Carers Centre
We aim to improve the lives of unpaid carers and disabled people through practical and emotional support, advocacy and training plus information about welfare rights and benefits. Telephone :
01382 200422 Email : email@example.com Web Address : http://dundeecarerscentre.org.uk
East Ayrshire Advocacy Services
Provides advocacy services for young people aged 16+ who have a learning disability; mental health problems; acquired brain injury; and services to young people aged 14+ who are subject to Mental Health Care and Treatment, Scotland, Act. Telephone :
01563 574442 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address : http://eaas.org.uk
Forth Valley Advocacy
Provides a free professional independent advocacy service to people who meet the eligibility criteria.
Offers short-term, issues based, outcomes focused, professional independent advocacy support to people over 16 who have: a learning disability; a mental health problem; an acquired brain injury; Autism and Dementia .
And are actively subject to action under any of the following three pieces of legislation only:-
The Mental Health (Scotland) Act
The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act
The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act
They also work with young people under 16 years of age who are subject to action under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act. Telephone :
01324 557070 Email : email@example.com Web Address : http://forthvalleyadvocacy.com
Independent Advocacy Perth and Kinross
Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross (IAPK) provides independent advocacy for children and young people who have either a learning disability, autism or experience mental health issues and who feel they would like advocacy support. Children and young people often want to tell someone how they feel, but are afraid or don’t know how or don’t know how to take issues forward through adult systems. IAPK can advocate for a child or young person by speaking for them or being by their side while they speak, to make sure their views are heard and they understand the information being given to them. In addition, IAPK also provide independent advocacy for children who are known to Social Work Services but who live at home and who may be going through processes such as children’s hearings or additional support for learning. They also provide independent advocacy for unpaid carers of children and young people who have a disability or illness. Telephone :
01738 587887 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address : http://www.iapk.org.uk/
Linked Up Young Carers East Dunbartonshire
The Linked Up project supports Young Carers and Young Adult Carers aged 8-25 who are caring for someone in their family. Telephone :
0800 975 2131 Email : email@example.com Web Address : https://www.carerslinkedup.org.uk/new/
Moray Rights, Advocacy and Mediation
The Children and Young People's Rights Service provides advocacy to the following groups:
- looked after children and young people
- young people who wish to appeal an exclusion from school or a change in their Educational Maintenance Allowance
- young people who would like support to speak to adults about their additional support needs, problems with bullying, living with domestic abuse etc.
- young people who would like support to make a complaint.
The Child Protection Advocacy Service provides advocacy to any child aged 7-16 whose names are, or are about to be, placed on the Child Protection Register. In exceptional circumstances, children under the age of 7 who are deemed mature enough to understand the process can also be supported by the service. Telephone :
01343 564170 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address : https://www.children1st.org.uk/