I'm in care - who can help me?
Asphaleia can help you when…
You need someone to help you have your say:
If you are in care or have an East Sussex social worker, you can get help for free from an advocacy service.
Independent advocates enable you to:
have your voice heard
have your wishes and feelings taken into account, and
provide the tools you need to make an informed decision
Call their freephone number 0800 129 9300 to request an advocate.
You need a buddy:
If you are in care, you can use the Independent Visitor (IV) befriending service for free.
An independent visitor is a trained volunteer. They will get to know you and provide friendship and support. Together, you can try out new activities and sports, take a walk or meet up for a chat on a regular basis.
Your social worker can refer you to the programme or you can refer yourself.
For general and referral enquiries:
The children in care council:
If you’re living away from your family, and you have an East Sussex social worker, contact the:
They can help if you have a question, want to talk or have something to say.
Contact the CICC coordinator, Meshelle Carmody:
- Mobile: 0792 059 1138
- Landline: 01323 747 159
- Email: East Sussex Children in Care Council
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