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.
The Work of the SIAA
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
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