Schools Advocate Volunteer

school advocate teamHelp support the full inclusion of children and young people with spinal cord injury in mainstream school.

"The school advocate helped my confidence going around the building so I can go to school.  I am now back full time, 5 days a week!" (Young person with a spinal cord injury, 13)

"The school advocate was great. He was able to be impartial and asked good questions to help understand what was happening. He was a great help. He could offer advice from the perspective of someone who lives with a spinal cord injury themselves." (Parent, child aged 11)

What does it involve?
  • Regularly visiting children and young people in hospital or at school
  • Deliver presentations at schools to raise awareness of spinal cord injury
  • Promote the voice of the child or young person
  • Work alongside the young person, family and a range of professionals
  • This role would suit someone who is experienced and well adjusted to living with spinal cord injury, and passionate about equality


The next initial training for new school advocates will take place Autumn 2017. Exact dates to be confirmed closer to the time. The training will be held in Loughborough, Leicestershire. All expenses will be covered.

If you are interested in becoming a school advocate and to attend this training or would simply like a chat about it, please email Ella or call 020 8875 1805

See the Role description for more information

If you are interested in applying for the role, please download an application form.