Easy English fact sheets for parents dealing with the child protection system. Advice from parents with experience.

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What is an advocate?

Advocates help you to
  • speak up
  • know what is going on
  • think about your choices
You can ask an advocate to
  • come to meetings
  • help you talk to Community Services.
Advocates can also help you
  • get better help from your services
  • get a new service
  • tell services what you think
  • make a complaint.
Most advocates work for someone.
They get paid for their work.
Most advocates are
  • not your family
  • not your friends
  • not a volunteer.
Most advocates will cost you no money.
Find an advocate.
Read our fact sheet
Get help. Who to call for
  • Lawyers
  • Advocacy.

More information

This fact sheet is general information.
It may not be the same for you.
Talk to a lawyer about
  • your own child
  • your family.
This fact sheet was made by
  • The WASH House
  • The Ability Rights Centre. A service of IDRS
  • a Parent Advisory Group, 2020.
We have used images from
  • ChangePeople
  • Participics
  • Picto-Selector
Access Easy English helped The WASH House write the Easy English.
February 2020.


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