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The Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassadors are cared for children young people who work closely with Sefton Council to support the improvement and development of services for our cared for children and care experienced young people. The Youth Ambassadors is your chance to have a voice in how we work here in Sefton.

We have fun sessions and activities to meet other people who are cared for and make friends. We have gone kayaking and rock climbing in the past as well as the cinema.

If you would like to join the group or would like more information you can contact:

Participation Officer, Cheryl Yates:

We want you to be active members of society, and to have all the chances in life that other children and young people have. We can help you participate in society in the following ways:

  • Providing information on groups and clubs you may wish to join.
  • Informing you about relevant awards, schemes and competitions you can enter, in line with your talents and interests.
  • Informing you about voluntary work that we think you may be interested in.
  • Support to access a free leisure pass or Choices Card for all leisure facilities in Sefton.
  • Giving you advice and helping you to challenge any discrimination you face as a cared for child.

National Youth Advocacy Service

NYAS is a rights-based charity who provide advocacy and legal representation to children and vulnerable adults when important decisions are being made about them.

We commissioned NYAS to provide support to the following children and young people:

  • Children in Need
  • have a Child Protection Plan
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Cared for Children
  • Care Experienced Young People
  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers
  • Issue Based Advocacy

We can support a variety of issues including education, placement issues and moves, complaints, review meetings or whenever the young person feels unhappy about a decision or action.

We aim to assist in the early resolution of potential difficulties and help you to understand the process.

Referrals can be made with consent of children and young people securely via our website NYAS Portal or ringing our Helpline on 0808 808 1001

Independent Visitor service

An Independent Visitor (IV) is a trusted adult volunteer for children and young people in care. They will meet up with you once a month , to have fun and share interests. They are someone you can rely on and chat with. Talk to your Social Worker if you think you would like one.

You can find out more on Independent Visitor Service at the NYAS website.

Check out our Independent Visitor Service leaflet.


Last Updated on Monday, June 19, 2023

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