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Advocacy

The Carer Advocacy service helps you and your family to resolve difficult or complex matters; negotiating the complexity and bureaucracy of service systems and concerns relating to your caring role.

 


For specific Foster & Kinship Carer advocacy information, please click here.


Carer Advocacy

 

We can help you:

Some tactics on how to speak up for yourself

 

Even if you are unsure whether you need advocacy support or if you would just like some advice to tackle a situation, please feel free to call us on 6296 9900 or email us at carer.advocacy@carersact.org.au..

This program is available to all carers living in the ACT.


Other advocacy Supports

ADACAS (ACT Disability Aged & Carer Advocacy Service Inc.) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides free independent advocacy in the ACT

Advocacy for Inclusion provides independent individual, self and systemic advocacy for people with disabilities

Commonwealth Ombudsman investigates complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unreasonably by an Australian Government agency

ACT Ombudsman investigates complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unreasonably by an ACT Government agency

ACT Human Rights Commission investigates complaints and promotes the human rights and welfare of people

ACT Child & Youth Protection Services (CYPS) is the statutory child protection agency which services the ACT region.

ACT Child & Youth Protection (CYPS) Carer Liaison | ph:  6205 8357

ACT Together is a consortium of agencies:  Barnardos,  Australian Childhood Foundation, Oz Child and Premier Youth Works.  ACT Together provides services for children and young people in out-of-home care in the ACT.  Ph:  02 6110 2200 or 1300 WE FOSTER   |  After Hours Number (Foster and Kinship Care) | 0402 036 254

Marymead Grandparents Group – this program is a support service for grandparents who are the primary carer for their grandchildren aged 0 – 18 years