Mid and West Wales Advocacy

How can we help?

What services we have to offer

Advocacy, Participation Groups, Independent Visiting.

Advocacy

We offer Independent Professional Advocacy Services to children and young people living in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

We also provide advocacy to children and young people aged 0-18 years who want to raise a concern or make a complaint in relation to a NHS service.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is about having someone to listen to you. It can help you to tell the people who make decisions about your life what you think and how you feel.

Advocacy can help you to:

  • get your voice heard
  • know and understand your rights
  • take part in meetings and reviews
  • sort things out with your social worker or carer
  • make a complaint.

Our advocacy service is independent – we are not part of Social Services.

Our eligibility criteria (this is the formal bit):

  • Looked After Child
  • Child in Need of Care and Support under the Social Services Health and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
  • Children and Young People Leaving Care – up to 21 years of age (25 years of age if in further education)
  • Children and Young People making a representation or making a complaint regarding NHS services

How do I get in touch?

We are friendly and easy to talk to, give us a call on the number below.

We have easy to use referral forms for parents/carers & professionals and we accept telephone referrals too.

Children and young people – you can call the free phone number (below) and ask for an advocate – it’s that easy – no forms required!

Independent Visiting

We also have an Independent Visitor Service for children and young people who are in care but and who have no or very limited contact with their family. For more information please contact our Independent Visitor Coordinator on the office number below and see our literature here.

Participation Groups

We run three safeguarding participation groups – Eat Carrots be Safe from Elephants in Powys, Safe Stars in Ceredigion and CADW which is a regional Junior Safeguarding Children’s Board covering the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

All groups are open to young people aged 11 years and above. The groups meet three or four times a year to talk about safeguarding topics important to them and they share this information with people like Social Services and the Police to help inform their work.

The groups don’t just meet and talk. They also organise and take part in some great activities, including residential weekends, making DVDs and raps!

See Safe Stars anti-bullying DVD here >

Listen to CADW’s rap below:


Project address

Min-y-Mor Bungalow, Wellington Gardens, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 OBQ

Antur Gwy, Park Road, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3BA

Ways to get in touch

Telephone (Aberaeron): 01545 571865
Telephone (Builth Wells): 01982 552 450
Email: midandwestwales@trosgynnalplant.org.uk
Freephone number: 0800 085 8471


Who is in our team

Mari Jefferis
Team Manager

Trudie Jordan
Independent Professional Advocate

Becky Morton
Independent Professional Advocate

Jude cooper
Independent Professional Advocate

Richard Fleming
Independent Professional Advocate

Jacqui Ball
Independent Professional Advocate

Kerry Llama
Independent Professional Advocate

Peter Bradley
Independent Professional Advocate

Kathryn Jones
Independent Professional Advocate

Mandy Wilcox
Independent Professional Advocate

Jess Owen
Independent Professional Advocate

Nia Lewis
Independent Professional Advocate

Phil Layton
Independent Professional Advocate

Vicky Thomson
Independent Professional Advocate

Anne Ellin
Administrator