Advocacy Resources

In this section we provide links to a wide range of useful national resources which you can use to help you advocate for yourself. Use the filter to select a subject. Click on the title of an item to see it in full then click on link to go to the website.

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Provides free and independent support for both prosecution and defence witnesses in every criminal court in England and Wales.
Supports people who face court proceedings alone
Sure Start centres give help and advice on child and family health, parenting, money, training and employment. Some centres also provide early learning and full day care for pre-school children.
Provides support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.
Offers some free products, services and advice on consumer rights. Please note some information is only available for a membership fee. Which website
British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) provides information about women’s reproductive choices including pregnancy, contraception and abortion. BPAS website
Ombudsman schemes exist to deal with complaints from ordinary citizens and consumers about most public bodies and some services in the private sector. The services provided by ombudsman schemes are free of charge.
Help for victim/survivors of domestic violence or abuse
Provides information about domestic violence and abuse including:
Respect is a domestic abuse organisation leading the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, male victims and young people using violence in their close relationships.