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CONSULTATION ON INDEPENDENT ADVOCACY – GUIDE FOR COMMISSIONERS

Advocacy has an important role to play in supporting people to express their views. This consultation seeks view on a revision to the Guide for Commissioners last published in 2010. The Guide has been updated to reflect Commissioner's statutory responsibilities for the provision of independent advocacy.


9. Developing the Strategic Advocacy Plan

9.1 A Strategic Advocacy Plan should be developed based on the information gathered from a needs assessment, scoping exercises and consultations. The Strategic Advocacy Plan should be Equality Impact Assessed (EQIA) and signed off by senior management in both the NHS Board and corresponding Local Authorities. The Plan should clearly explain what independent advocacy is and outline the development and investment in advocacy over a minimum three-year period. The Plan may also cover other aspects of advocacy provision being commissioned in your area.

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Email: Sandra Falconer

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