Advocacy for Children and Young People
Children’s advocacy has grown enormously in recent years.
However, while quality standards provide a useful framework for guiding advocacy practice, not enough is known about the current state of advocacy practice on the ground. Central questions remain unanswered: what impact has advocacy had? What lessons have been learned? What are children’s own views of advocacy?
This timely overview, aimed at a wide audience of policy makers, health and social care professionals and advocacy practitioners, identifies key themes and debates and explores important issues, including strengths, weaknesses and dilemmas in advocacy practice. It highlights our present state of knowledge about advocacy, and indicates where further research is needed.