Become a parent advocate volunteer: help parents with a learning disability express themselves, and understand important information regarding their children.
Parent Advocate Volunteers play an incredibly important role when it comes to supporting a parent with a learning disability. By having an advocate, parents have a much better chance at being able to navigate difficult processes. Your role would be similar to that of the Specialist Parent Advocate, but instead you will be working with families where there are low-level concerns or just to offer practical support to parents who would benefit from this.
You could be supporting the parents to attend Child in Need meetings, to communicate with their children’s school, for them to access other support agencies and to ensure good communication between services.
Other support may involve enabling parents to access healthcare, support around contraception, healthy eating, housing, relationships etc.
Full training will be available to understand more about learning disabilities, advocacy, as well as the potential processes parents are affected by when the local authority are involved with their family.
Please contact Kate for full details on how to apply, as well as the training we offer: