Voice of the child | children & young people | Antser

providing services that will positively impact on outcomes for children and young people

Delivering direct services and compliance for over 30 years

Enabling the voice of the child and empowering the team around the child to improve outcomes is our core driver, we support this across 3 areas – direct children’s services; ad-hoc or contracted services to support regulatory compliance and best practice; VR enabled immersive contact environments.

Reconstruct, now part of Antser, has been working since the 1990s to improve young people’s lives by providing Consultancy, Advocacy, Independent Visiting and Participation services. 

our consultancy services

Our independent consultancy services, delivered by our in-house specialists, include:

• Regulation 44 visits
• Regulation 25 visits
• Service reviews
• Procedure reviews
• Undertaking investigations
• Safer Schools’ audits
• Inspection preparation (fostering and residential)
• Missing from care interviews

advocacy services

An advocate is someone who provides support to
children and young people in care, care leavers and
children and young people who are subject to a Child Protection/Child in Need plan. 

Our Advocacy Service will provide support and advocacy for children in care aged 0-18 years and care leavers up to age 25 who are placed both in and out of the authority area. 

Who is eligible: 

  • Foster Care
  • Residential Care
  • Independent Living
  • Supported lodgings
  • Living with relatives
  • Placed with parents

Independent visiting

An Independent Visitor (IV) is an adult volunteer who is
independent of Social Services. Their role is to establish a supportive and long term relationship with a young person built on trust. They will guide and listen to a young person, helping to build their self-esteem and develop new interests and skills over time. Who is eligible: 

  • All Looked After
  • Children will be able to access the Independent Visitor Service up to the age of 18
  • Children with disabilities and special
    educational needs
  • It is expected that the majority of
    children accessing this service will be
    over the age of 8 years old

participation

This service helps children in care and care leavers
share their collective experiences of the care system
directly to those responsible for corporate parenting
with a view to inform the design, delivery and
evaluation of future services, at a local, regional and
national level for children in care and care leavers.

All Children in the care of a local authority up to the age of 18 years and to care leavers up to the age of 25 years. 

advocacy for children in care

It’s the small things that make a real difference…..

We recruit, match and support 100’s of volunteers and young people every year. Watch our short video hear why our young people find this such a valuable service.

Our independent visitors, who are volunteers and independent of Social Services, establish a supportive and long term relationship with a young person. They will guide and listen to a young person, helping to build their self-esteem and develop new interests and skills over time. It’s fun, and it makes a real difference.

Want to learn more? 

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