- The job of an advocate is to hear what matters to you, and make sure adults listen to you
- It’s important for you to be listened to, and that adults are involving you in decisions about your life.
- Remember, you have rights. Visit the Your rights page.
An advocate listens to what matters to you, and to make sure adults listen to you.
An advocate can also help you to understand how the Child Safety Service works in Tasmania.
Hearing your ideas on how the Child Safety Service can work better for children is important. This is called systemic advocacy and it is about improving the way services work to meet your needs.
Meet your advocates
Sonya and Georgie are advocates for children and young people in care in Tasmania.
Sonya loves board games, bushwalking, the beach and singing loudly in her car… and her job!
Georgie loves travelling and exploring new places, spending time with animals and helping young people reach their potential.
Their job is to:
- make sure you are part of decisions about you
- help you to understand your rights in care
- listen to you if your rights are not being upheld
- support you to speak up, or speak up for you
- help you to understand how the Child Safety Service works
- listen to your ideas about how Child Safety Service can work better for you
- give advice to the bosses of Child Safety Service about how the service can best meet your needs.
Connect with us in a way that is most comfortable for you. This might mean talking more than once.
Depending on your safety, we will keep your information confidential if you want to. We will only share information with other people that you want it shared with.
Contact your advocates, Sonya and Georgie, by:
- phone or text 0419 970 181
- free call 1800 549 725
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook message child.advocate.tas.