Welcome to Speak For Me (SFM) 

SFM Speak for Me is a  training service for professionals and children  in Wales. We work with local authorities and other professionals in Health, Education, Social Services, Youth Justice, police, Youth Offending Teams, Advocacy Providers, elected members,  third sector and others. We provide services in Cardiff, Swansea, Neath,Llanelli, Merthyr, Port Talbot, Powys, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Monmouthshire, Newport, Bridgend and Torfaen.

Our services:

    For Adults and Professionals, we offer training and policy support in:

    • Organisation policy advice and support,
    • child protection and safeguarding, Level 1,2 and 3
    • Role of the Designated Person
    • Child Sexual Exploitation enhanced awareness training
    • Working with LAC and Care Leavers
    • Children Act 89 and 2004 overview and key sections
    • Legislation and Statutory Guidance
    • Safeguarding in Health and Education
    • Multi Agency Working
    • Points of referral ( Wales)
    • advocacy
    • confidentiality and disclosure
    • anti bullying strategy and managing allegations
    • children's rights inc UNCRC awareness training
    • participation facilitation and support
    • project management
    • independent investigations
    • mediation
    • whistleblowing and complaints
    • reporting and recording training
    • safe and ethical  physical intervention
    • ethical searching and managing conflict
    • children's rights,

    Our other vocational  training modules  include all Wales passport scheme violence and aggression inc breakaways, emergency first aid at work QCF Level 2, health and safety QCF Level 2 , customer service QCF Level 2,  mentoring and support, Interview techniques and CV support, we also offer other training and qualifications including PTLLS teacher trainer, behaviour management support training, and classroom assistant training.

    Need more info? Call or text 07866 627703 or email john@sfmtraining.co.uk

For Children and Young People: we offer training and support in: 

  • Sessional and peer advocacy,
  • UNCRC Rights Awareness,
    drug awareness training,
    participation and consultation support,
    anti bullying awareness 
    vocational & employment inc interview techniques
    group team building,
    Essential Skills Wales.

    Our Team   Click Here

    Our Ethos

    At SFM, children and young people in Wales are at the heart of all of our work.  Our practice and starting point is always child centred, ethical  and  based on the rights of the child or young person.

    Individual casework -  Advice and Support

    Please note. We do not provide individual advice and support to children and young people. Children and young people and adults who are speaking on a child's behalf can obtain advice and support  directly from the Children's Commissioner for Wales Advice and Support Service on 0808 801 1000 or via advice@childcomwales.org.uk   This is a free  and confidential service, open between 9am and 5pm and telephone calls to the freephone number above will not show up on bills.

    Child at risk of harm

    If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person, please call your local social services / childrens services duty team straight away. Your main council/local authority switchboard number will be able to put you straight through to them. Ask for children's services duty team. If there is a child at risk of  imminent danger you can also call 999 or the NSPCC on 0808 8005000.

    If you are not sure who to call, you can also call the  Children's Commissioner for Wales Advice and Support Service (see above) on 0808 801 1000 and they will be able to provide you with  direct advice and support.


    The Children's Commissioner for Wales  Safeguards and Promotes the Rights and Welfare of Children and Young people in Wales. He has an individual advice and support service 0808 801 1000  email advice@childcomwales.org.uk   website    http://childcom.org.uk/

    Shelter Cymru    provide independent specialist advice, advocacy and legal representation for anyone with housing problems. Last year, their advisers helped nearly 17,000 people from all over Wales including many homeless young people,    http://www.sheltercymru.org.uk/

    Childline    ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email  via the childline website.    http://www.childline.org.uk/

    NSPCC     http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

    Voices From Care  Voices  bring young people together from throughout Wales, who are, or have been looked after. We aim to provide opportunities, to improve the conditions of being in care, to promote the view of young people and to protect the interests of young people in care.   http://www.voicesfromcarecymru.org.uk/

    Yellow Wales   Yellow Wales is for all young people16-25  Yellow Wales is a holistic service in Bridgend County Borough driven by a vision to ‘Promote Brighter Futures'.  Working with vulnerable young people who are struggling with training, employment and accommodation issues, empowering them to find a voice in their own community.    http://www.yellowwales.org.uk/

     CEOP Centre.     http://ceop.police.uk/

    Llamau     Llamau is the leading Homelessness Charity for the most vulnerable Young People and Women in Wales. 

    Ataliad   Ataliad provides support and information for young people, parents, carers and educators in relation to all aspects of illicit substances, drugs or addiction    www.ataliad.co.uk

    Other Drug and Alcohol Support Links





    SFM Speak for Me is the trading name of SFM (Wales) limited  Registered company 8466811