Advocacy for Children and Young People

Partners in Advocacy provides free and confidential 1-1 independent advocacy to children and young people in the following areas:

Glasgow including Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board area

For young People affected by mental health issues – contact Pauline Cavanagh or Hazel Quinn 0141 847 0660 or email:


For young people with additional support needs living in Glasgow up to the age of 19 years. 

The Speak up Project (funded by the BIG Lottery Fund) supports children and young people who have additional support needs including learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, dyslexia (and many others)  with issues that are affecting their lives.

Please contact Marie Hoier on 0141 847 0660 or email to for more information.

East Renfrewshire

For young people living in East Renfrewshire who have additional support needs – contact Hazel Quinn 0141 847 0660 email:

Edinburgh -

A Pilot project (extended until 31 March 2016) supporting children and young people with additional support needs (aged 0-16) who are in dispute with their local education authority and need an independent advocate.

Contact Loraine Herschell on 0131 478 7723/24 – email:


For young people living in Dundee with additional support needs – contact Donna Nicholas 01382 229110 – email

Advocacy workers do
  • Listen to you
  • Ensure your views are heard
  • Promote your rights
  • Help you to find solutions
Advocacy Workers don't
  • Tell you what to do
  • Decide things for you
  • take other people's sides
  • Share your information unless someone is at risk