Advocacy, Mediation and Disagreement Resolution
A parent or young person may need an advocate when they feel they are not getting the service they are entitled to, and nobody is listening to them. An advocate will help parents and young people say what they want, make sure they are listened to, and promote their rights.
POhWER provide a number of advocacy services in the London Borough of Southwark, including the following:
Independent Health Complaints Advocacy (IHCAS) (pdf, 416kb)
How do I get support from an advocate?
To make a referral to the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy services in Southwark, you can download the form below:
NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form (docx, 161kb)
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form (doc, 247kb)
Care Act Advocacy referral form (docx, 167kb)
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form (docx, 177kb)
If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 456 2370 or email email@example.com.
Coram Voice enables and equips children and young people to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care. We uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives.
We do this because we believe in a society which recognises and willingly accepts its responsibilities to children and young people, where the inequalities and discrimination they currently face have been eradicated, where they are fully engaged in all decisions made about their lives and where their views, needs and feelings are at the core of those decisions.
Telephone: 0808 800 5792
CEN is a national education charity that supports children, young people, parents, families, schools, groups, organisations and communities across the country. They offer expertise in working with excluded children, children at risk of exclusion, and persistent absentees. Through our provision of free advice, support, representation, advocacy, mediation and restorative approaches, we help to restore relationships between the home and school and assist to successfully reintegrate children back into mainstream education.
Telephone: 0207 733 0297
Mediation/ Disagreement Resolution