Independent advice and advocacy
Help available in Trafford
Trafford Advocacy Service
Advocacy Focus provides advocacy support for residents of Trafford.
They can be contacted on
T: 0300 323 0965
Healthwatch Trafford is the independent health and social care services champion, gathering and representing the views of residents using health and social care services.
T: 0300 999 0303
P: First floor mezzanine, Upper unit 65 and 66, Stretford Mall, Chester Road, Stretford M32 9BD
Citizens Advice Trafford
T: 0300 330 1153
Trafford Children's Rights Officer
If you are a child in care and you wish to speak to an independent person about the service that you are receiving or you want help to make a complaint then you can contact either Mark Bailey or Stacey Milward (Advocacy and Engagement Officers)
T: 0161 912 5094
P: Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0TH
Help at Hand is our national advice line for children and young people who are in care, leaving care, living away from home or working with children’s services
T: 0800 528 0731
The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)
All looked after children have the right to be supported by an independent person. NYAS can provide you with an advocate who is a person who will either support you or speak up for you.
There are several ways that the NYAS Helpline can be contacted:
T: 0808 808 1001
P: NYAS Freepost
The helpline is open: 9:00am until 8:00pm weekdays, 10:00am until 4:00pm Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The NSPCC Childline
The NSPCC Childline is an important service which offers children help, advice and counselling. A child can contact a ChildLine counsellor at any time who will listen and offer advice and support.
T: 0800 1111