Children & young people's work advocates speak up for the need to include children and young people in the life of local and area meetings.

Children & young people's work advocates help local and area meetings to develop and support their work with children and young people. Some of the things that they might do are:

  • support local and area meetings to be inclusive of children and young people
  • promote activities and events within their area meeting and encourage families to come together regularly
  • make links with nearby area meetings and help to maintain networks once they have been created
  • raise awareness of activities and events that take place nationally and encourage children, young people and their families to become involved.

Guidance for Advocates for Children & Young People's Work and area meetings

The revised guidance for advocates is for people new to the role and also for area meetings. It has been created to offer support and advice for the role holder and to help area meeting nominations committees to find the right people to serve, and to support the role.

Connecting with other advocates

Every 18 months Quaker Life holds a conference for Advocates for Children & Young People's Work. It is a chance for advocates to become more familiar with their role and create links with other advocates. This next conference is at Lancaster Meeting House, 8 February 2020, 10am to 4pm. To Book please visit the advocates conference 2020 booking form.

Contact us

Mel Cook
Children's Work Officer
020 7663 1014
melaniec@quaker.org.uk