Below, you can find our resources about what advocacy is, and how it can help you. We try to ensure that all of our resources include “Easy Read” versions.

We have also provided several links for more information about advocacy.

Easy Read

This short leaflet explains:

  • What advocacy is
  • What an advocate will do to help you

This leaflet explains:

  • Who the Rutland Advocacy Service helps
  • What we do to support people
  • How to get in touch with us

More Information

Children’s Independent Advocacy Service (Rutland)

Ran by Rutland County Council, the Independent Advocacy Service is available for any children or young people who are in care and looked after as well as care leavers.

  • Poster for more information here.

Local Offer (Rutland)

The Rutland Information Service has a hub called SEND Local Offer. This is where you can look for information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Rutland. This includes:

  • Getting the right help to learn
  • Primary school
  • Secondary school
  • Post-16
  • Support in school
  • Learning, work and volunteering
  • Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Special Schools

National Youth Advocacy Service

NYAS are all about standing up for children and young people’s rights, making sure their voices are heard and that they get the help and support they need.

Rutland POhWER Service

POhWER have been working in Rutland since 2007. The provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. They offer advocacy services for:

  • NHS Complaints Advocacy: Leaflet
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA): Leaflet
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA): Leaflet

Services for Young People (Rutland)

The Rutland Information Service has a small hub on their website with lots of information for children and young people in Rutland. This includes:

  • Children Looked After and Care Leavers
  • Education and Careers
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Have Your Say!
  • Services for Young People
  • Things to Do