Volunteer Family Advocate – Supporting Child Protection cases  with CCP (Ref: 1409)
 
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Would you like to help vulnerable adults when important decisions are being taken about their children?

Family Advocates support vulnerable adults through Child Protection proceedings to help them to understand the decisions, and the importance of their engaging in the activities demanded of them by the court/other agencies, to get more positive and fairer outcomes for both the adult and children involved.

You will be helping those with Learning disabilities, Physical & Sensory disabilities, Mental Health issues and Older people to get their views respected and their rights protected

You'll be identifying the issues and informing the client about their rights and choices & do research to ensure all information is available to them. You'll need to present the information in a form or format that they will understand.

Sometimes you'll be assisting in communicating needs and wishes to public services/bodies where appropriate so that clients are included in and contribute to the decisions affecting their lives.
What are they looking for?

Honesty and integrity
Emotional resilience and excellent application of professional boundaries
Patience
The ability to be objective and non-judgemental
The ability to form good working relationships with a variety of people, especially clients and representatives of other agencies both statutory and voluntary
Ability to take initiative
Ability to be assertive and to advocate
Ability in and experience of team working
Good verbal and communication skills
Basic computer literacy
Commitment to attend training courses and supervision and de-briefing meetings
Driving licence and access to own transport with willingness to travel Countywide
Flexibility to support other CCP Advocacy strands if all Family Advocacy cases are being fulfilled

Good recording and reporting skills, both verbal and written are essential

Practical

Accredited Core training and specific advocacy training provided

Reasonable expenses covered

Location: CCP office at 340 High Street, Cheltenham, with travel to client homes, family court, and other locations as required

You will need to commit to at least 7.5 hours per week.

When: Mornings/Afternoons, Mon-Fri
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

340 High St, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JF

About CCP
 
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CCP (County Community Projects) exists to improve the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults who have multiple and complex needs. Their priority is to those who have been excluded or have excluded themselves from mainstream services.

CCP work in partnership with the person and other agencies to create a sustainable and portable package of care and support networks, which enable them to realise their aspirations and reach their full potential in life.

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