In reflecting on what might help to make progress for a child who struggles to engage with professionals, we would like to think about whether an advocacy service was available, whether it was offered to the child and parents – and whether this advocacy was used and considered helpful.

We are particularly interested in hearing about cases where adopted and special guardianship children have had to go back into care in their teenage years and must live apart from family. These are some of the most vulnerable young people in the care system for whom transitioning to adult life may not be easy.

We invite you to tell us about your child’s and your experiences with advocacy using the contact form below. If you would prefer us to contact you by phone to talk about your case in person please let us know. Please be assured that all responses will be treated with stricted confidence.

If you have any concerns at all please write to the SG&AT management committee at