Are you passionate about upholding the rights of adults with learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties? Apply today!
The Elfrida Society (Elfrida) started its work with people with learning disabilities 100 years ago. Initially known as Elfrida Rathbone Islington, we continue to build on our work with people with learning disabilities, in Islington and surrounding boroughs. Throughout our long history, The Elfrida Society has always been proud of its cherished community base. We have a strong record of campaigning for inclusivity and against injustice, ensuring people with learning disabilities have the same chances and opportunities to succeed in life and that their voice and rights are represented.
As a specialist advocate you will be joining a highly committed and well-supported team who is working together to champion the rights of parents, families and individuals.
The Elfrida Society provides advocacy and support services across Islington, other London boroughs and neighbouring counties. The Elfrida Society Parents Project (ESPP) provides specialist, independent and holistic advocacy service in support of parents with learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties.
As a specialist advocate within the ESPP will ensure the view and voice of parents with learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties are heard. They will ensure that child neglect and child protection processes are fair and that no stone is left unturned to ensure every effort is put in place, via family support services to offer parents with learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties every chance of success to become the parent their child needs.
The ESPP works across a range of areas including education, health, disability, housing, benefits, family intervention and family support as planned with the relevant commissioning authority. Supporting parents to understand and navigate the care proceeding processes and ensuring that their individual support needs are considered, and their rights met by social workers, legal representatives, barristers and any other relevant professionals when providing in Lay advocacy in court hearings.
Specialist advocates will also support parents to access services via signposting or referrals to specialist services when a need has been identified. See the Recruitment Pack for more information about the job and an applications form.