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Important Information About The Children’s Advocacy Service


The children’s advocacy service provides independent social care advocacy to children in care, disabled children, complaints, and child protection in Gloucestershire. With effect from 1 December 2022, the service will be provided by Reconstruct.


Reconstruct provide social care support for children's and adult services across the UK including advocacy, independent visitors and participation services, training, and consultancy

The support provided

Children and young people who are currently being supported by an advocate will continue to receive the support. Advocacy service staff will transfer employment from Barnardo’s to Reconstruct. 

We are working closely with Reconstruct and Barnardo’s to make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible.

New contact details

From 1 December 2022, the new contact details for referrals to the children’s advocacy service are:

Call:  0800 0209 858


If you have any queries regarding this change, please contact Verona Crossfield, Interim Senior Commissioning Manager, Youth Support:

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