Recognising the enormity of the challenges our society faces, Avocados Advocacy is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved yourself.
Going into care can be scary - our advocates will be there to help with understanding what this means for young people and their rights. Our Legal Advocacy service is designed to support children in care and care leavers to receive their entitlements under the Children in Care Act.
Requesting, accessing and understanding care records.
Disputing incorrect care and Local Authority negligence.
Our service aims to give young people the steering wheel of their own care journey.
This project is not yet running. Once finalised, we will release information here. Watch this space!
COMMUNITY FOR CARE EXPERIENCED
It's fundamental to our service that it's not only run by care leavers, but everyone that uses Avocados Advocacy feels they belong and have some ownership over how the service runs and what we do.
The developing three parts of our community are:
ONLINE SUPPORT FORUMS/GROUPS for different age groups on our website.
A CENTRAL HUB IN EXETER for young people to have a safe space.
MEMBERSHIP TO AVOCADOS giving everyone the opportunity to vote on how we run.
Avocados will deliver training on a wide range of issues currently facing the care system from relationships to Trauma Informed Practice and Human Trafficking.
Training and consultancy will be given by qualified staff and supported by children in care/care leavers, to give a true perspective.
This is available to professional organisations and also as Focus Groups to young people in need.
For more information please request our brochure.
SUPPORT PACKS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE + CARE LEAVERS
This new initiative will see Avocados offer a support package for all children entering care in Devon, as well as all care leavers who are leaving foster placements to move into independence.
Our support packs will include an Arnie the Avocado comic book, discussing relevant and common issues young people in the care system face and where to get help.