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Agenda item

Advocacy Services in Aycliffe Secure Centre


The Panel considered a report and presentation of Selwyn Morgans, Centre Manager, Aycliffe Secure Centre and Steve Percival, Service Manager, NYAS which provided details of the advocacy services and support available at Aycliffe Secure Centre, through Coram Voice and the National Youth Advocacy Service (for copy of report and presentations see file of minutes).


The Centre Manager reminded Members that young people have access to telephones in their rooms, all of which have the advocacy number pre-programmed so that the young people are able to contact them at any time, without needing to inform Centre staff.


In response to a question from Councillor Darkes, the Service Manager for NYAS clarified that advocacy services are offered to young people between the ages of 0-25 which includes a pre-birth service to offer advice to mothers-to-be and their unborn babies. 




That the report be noted.



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Democratic Services
Durham County Council
County Hall
County Durham
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