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Useful organisations

    Clan Childlaw

    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
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    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. Dumfries Tel: 01387 248 600 Email: Castle Douglas Tel: 07902 002 963 Email: Newton Stewart Tel: 01671 401152 Email:
    Telephone : 01387 248 600
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    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 574 442
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    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
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    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
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    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
    Telephone : 01343 564170
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