Always Heard Helpline for Children & Young People
What is the Always Heard helpline?
Always Heard is the national advocacy helpline and safety net for care experienced children and young people aged 0 up to 25 years old in England. The helpline is delivered by Coram Voice, a leading children’s rights organisation who champion the rights of young people. They get young voices heard in decisions that matter to them and work to improve the lives of children in care, care leavers and others who depend upon their help.
The Always Heard freephone advocacy helpline provides independent advice and supports children and young people to access advocacy services. Their Safety Net Advocates provide vital advocacy support to any child or young person unable to access advocacy through their local service. Always Heard guarantees no child is turned away.
According to Coram Voice, “In the last year alone, Always Heard has made 6,000 signposting or referrals to local advocacy services and supported over 600 children and young people with Safety Net Advocacy. Our advocates helped children and young people facing issues like homelessness, problems with finances, difficulties accessing education, or needing support to speak up in care planning meetings.”
Getting in Touch
If you are working with or know a child that needs advocacy, please contact Always Heard using the details below. You can also click here to download and print these details out, so you can pass them on to anyone who might need them.