CONTACT SUPERVISION, ADVOCACY & DIRECT WORK WITH CHILDREN
Aidhour has a proven track record in providing successful and effective advocacy services for children, ensuring children’s views are listened to, heard, acted upon and independently represented.
Aidhour provides services to looked after children, children making complaints, children subject to child protection processes, public and private law proceedings and unaccompanied minors requiring age assessment.
Aidhour contact supervisors provide an impartial, safe and child centred service for families engaged in both private and public law.
Our supervisors are highly experienced and come from backgrounds in children’s advocacy, CAFCASS and social work. We provide a service 7 days a week and outside normal office hours.
Direct Work with Children
Aidhour also provides skilled associates who work directly with children:
- Independent visitors – to befriend and support children and young people aged up to 18 who are looked after by the local authority, or who need an opportunity to talk to and spend time with a consistent, appropriate, stable adult role model who will spend time with them and listen to them.
- Statutory Return home interviews – to undertake an in-depth conversation with a young person who has been missing from care and develop an understanding about the reasons for missing episodes and seek to ensure the young person’s future safety.