Advocacy Services for Leicester City Council

Advocacy Services for Leicester City Council

The Advocacy Service will supply 1:1 issue-based advocacy, group advocacy and peer advocacy to young people with a LLDD between the ages of 14 to 25.


Advocacy Services (PAN 0712)
Awarding body Leicester City Council

EST. START DATE: 27/10/2014
EST. END DATE: 26/10/2014


The Children’s and Young People’s Advocacy Service responds to the “Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years” June 2014 which acknowledges the principal that when a young person reaches the age of 16 that their voice shall take precedence. For some young people to be able to express their wishes may necessitate the assistance of an independent advocate to help formalise what it is they want to say or to have someone speak directly on their behalf. 
The Advocacy Service will supply 1:1 issue-based advocacy, group advocacy and peer advocacy to young people with a LLDD between the ages of 14 to 25. We do not anticipate that any advocacy intervention will be long-term. When the young person reaches the age of 18 will be signposted to Adult Service’s Independent Advocacy Service should they require an IMCA or IMHA. The Advocacy Service will be expected to set meaningful and achievable outcomes which stretches and inspires young people to meet or exceed their personal expectations.
Young people between the ages of 14 to 25 will receive advocacy whilst in education or training in Leicester City.

The Advocacy Service will support LLDD to:
• Identify where and when advocacy is needed and how the service can help them
• Address their issue(s) in a time bound fashion
• Express their views
• Choose how they are supported
• Manage change or to deal with difficult situations
• To speak for themselves at reviews
• Stand up for their rights
• Maximise upon their strengths 
• Maximise upon their choice in relation to the four pathways to “Getting a Life which are”
? Education, Learning and Work
? Independence and Independent Living
? Planning for Good Health
? Friendships, Relationships and Community Inclusion

Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight, 25th September 2014. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Option to extend 6 months
Category Children Services,
CPV codes 98000000,
Suitable for SME YES


11 September 2014

8 days


25 September 2014

22 days


6 months


Leicester City Council
Claire Naik