AriSEE’s School Advocacy
What does an advocate do?
- listen to the child’s views and concerns.
- help you explore the young person’s options and rights.
- provide information to help the young person make an informed decision.
- help the young person to contact relevant people, or contact them on their behalf.
- accompany and support the young person in meetings or appointments.
This service is presently unavailable.
“Data from the Education Workforce Council Wales cited in the report shows that in 2019-20 there were only 48 applications from minority ethnic students to study initial teacher training in Wales. Of the 1,165 newly qualified teachers in that period, six identified as coming from mixed race backgrounds, 13 Asian and four from black backgrounds. In the same period out of 3,443 headteachers across Wales only seven identified as having non-white backgrounds and none of these were from a black British or black heritage.” – Taken from a Wales Online article called “There are systemic racisms and barriers to success in Welsh schools, finds report” in 2018
“Race hate crime against children has reached a 3-year high, an NPSCC investigation has found. This included crimes against children under one. Childline held 2,617 counselling sessions about race and faith based bullying between 2015/16 and 2017/18. Girls were more likely to speak to Childline than boys, and children aged 12-15 were the most likely to get in touch.” – NSPCC