Parent Advocacy

Parent Advocacy is available for parents with learning difficulties, learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues who are going through child protection and family court proceedings.

Advocates help parents to:

  • Understand information being shared by a range of professionals involved in the child protection and family court process
  • Meaningfully participate within meetings
  • Understand and secure their rights within the process
  • Make informed choices
  • Have their voice heard by supporting them to express their views and wishes
  • Access legal representation when necessary
  • Advocate for themselves

Advocates are independent, qualified and experienced in understanding the rights of parents within the child protection process.

Click here for Parent Advocacy guidelines
Click here for a Parent Advocacy self referral form
Click here for a Parent Advocacy professional referral form



Success Stories

Here are a selection of recent Parent Advocacy success stories.

* Personal details have been changed to maintain confidentiality

Click here for Emma’s Success Story
Click here for Susan’s Success Story
Click here for Tina’s Success Story