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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.


Appendix 4

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) material:

Standards and Guidelines

SIAA Principles and Standards for Independent Advocacy (2008) : This document sets out the advocacy movement principles and standards that underpin good advocacy practice. They can be applied to all advocacy practice.

SIAA Code of Practice for Independent Advocacy (2008) : This document details how independent advocates and independent advocacy organisations should work to meet the advocacy movement Principles and Standards for Independent Advocacy.

Mental Health Tribunal Guidance for Advocates (2012) : This companion guide to the Code of Practice provides guidance for advocates when supporting service users through a Mental Health Tribunal process.

Elder Abuse Advocacy Guidelines (2008) : This is also a companion guide to the Code of Practice. It details issues that an independent advocate might encounter when working with an older person experiencing abuse.

Non-Instructed Advocacy Guidelines (2009) : This is a companion guide to the Code of Practice. It details why and how advocates and organisations can advocate for someone who lacks the capacity to instruct the advocate.

Independent Advocacy: An Evaluation Framework (2010)

Leaflets

The Work of the SIAA
Professional Advocacy
Citizen Advocacy
Collective/Group Advocacy
Peer Advocacy
Self Advocacy
Non-Instructed Advocacy
A guide to independent advocacy for service providers
A guide to independent advocacy for older people
A guide to independent advocacy for families and carers

Contact

Email: Sandra Falconer

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