She is a qualified Social Worker and Advocate with well over 30 years experience of working with vulnerable people in a range of settings. In addition she holds a management qualification, and is responsible both for the selection of new advocates and the supervision of the whole team.
The Your Say team are all self employed, freelance advocates who are all insured appropriately with professional liability, which includes professional indemnity and public liability cover.
All Advocates have a current DBS check and work in a freelance capacity under a contact of agreement to Your Say.
Your Say ensures all advocates receive appropriate induction and on-going training, supervision and day to day support – and all Advocates hold, or are working to achieve, an NVQ in Independent Advocacy.
The Your Say team consists of Advocates who come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, including, Social Work, Youth Work, Social Policy, Counselling, Complimentary Therapies, Housing, Fostering and Education.
The team are highly skilled and compliment each other in the range of experiences and skills they bring to the services.