Shout Out Advocacy – Mark’s Story

Mark was a young person in care, but he felt Social Services were putting him under a lot of pressure to move on from care when he did not feel ready to do so. He was also very worried that these problems would affect him at school and would stop him having contact with his mum.

An Advocate helped Mark to explore his worries and plan what he wanted to say at his review meeting. The Advocate supported Mark in telling people at his review meeting about his hopes and fears for his future.

Social Services listened to Mark’s wishes and agreed that it was in his best interests to remain in care for a bit longer. This meant he could finish his studies and gave him and his mum time to improve their relationship with each other.