Where to go for support and advice is Brighton

Youth Participation Team

Accreditation: Provides group work and individual support working towards a formal accreditation for young people that may be facing multiple barriers when it comes to mainstream education. This is through the Arts Awards and The Duke of Edinburgh awards schemes.

Advocacy: The Youth Advocacy Project (YAP) supports children and young people who are cared for by the authority or supported by social care, ensuring their rights are respected and theirs views are heard. YAP offer independent advocacy – they are not part of Social Care.

Independent Visitors: Independent visitors are volunteers who offer a confidential, long-term, one to one friendship to a child or young person in care ages 6-17. An independent visitor will be in contact with that young person every couple of weeks and the young people will have a say in who their independent visitor is, and what activities they want to do.

Youth Voice is about creating opportunities for all young people to contribute in influencing and shaping the development and policies of services for young people. This is made up of the Youth Council, Children in Care Council (CiCC), Young Ambassadors and the Ask Report Change programme.

Age Range

13-25

Contact Information

01273 295510

Kim.Wells@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk

https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/teenagers/youth-advocacy-project-yap

67 Centre Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, BN2 4SE

Getting there / Access

For independent visitors there is a buddy support service.

Support and advice in Brighton for 12-25 year olds