TGP Cymru Advocacy Services

How can we help?

TGP Cymru is a registered provider of statutory advocacy services. In line with the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016, TGP Cymru successfully applied to Care Inspectorate Wales to provide regulated advocacy services. This means that Care Inspectorate Wales is satisfied that TGP Cymru meets all standards of service provision as specified in Regulation 27 of the Act.

Where we advocate

TGP Cymru provides statutory advocacy to four regions in Wales:

North Wales
Tel: 01286 238 007
Freephone: 0800 111 6880
NorthWalesAdvocacy@tgpcymru.org.uk

Mid and West Wales
Tel: 01545 574865
Freephone: 0808 1682599
midandwestwales@tgpcymru.org.uk

Western Bay
Tel: 01792 343492
Freephone: 0800 328 7289
wbas@tgpcymu.org.uk

Cwm Taf Morgannwg
Tel: 01443 80594
Freephone: 0800 4703930
cwmtafmorgannwg@tgpcymru.org.uk

What we do

TGP Cymru Advocacy Service is a free service for children and young people who are aged between 0 – 25 years and are

  • a looked after child,
  • a child who is not being looked after but may have needs for care and support;
  • a child in respect of which a Special Guardianship Order is in force
  • an adopted child or a child who may be adopted
  • a Care Leaver.

What is advocacy?

Advocacy is:

  • listening to you and your point of view
  • informing you of your rights
  • helping you to speak out and get your voice heard
  • helping you sort things out with workers/carers
  • giving you support and helping you to speak up at meetings
  • empowering you to advocate for yourself.

How can we help?

We can:

  • Help you make a complaint
  • Help you speak out about what you want
  • Help you speak out, with others, about what’s good or what needs to be changed for children and young people in care.

If you’d like to watch a short film about advocacy and how it can help click here. This film was made by young people, for young people and we think it explains advocacy really well.

If you would like advocacy support but are not sure if TGP Cymru can help, why not visit www.whatisadvocacy.cymru  This website which can tell you who is able to provide advocacy support to you.

For more details about advocacy, including how to refer, and any other services operating in each of the four regions, click on the relevant regional name in the What we do tab.

TGP Cymru’s Responsible Individual is Jackie Murhpy. You can contact her here.

TGP Cymru’s Registered Manager is Sarah Durrant, you can contact her here.

Read our current Statement of Purpose here.

Read our full Service Guide here or our short version here.

Access our most recent inspection report here.

We’d love to hear from you

If you have experience of our advocacy service, either as a young person, a parent, carer or professional we would love to hear from you. Please send us your feedback here.