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Independent advocacy: guide for commissioners

Published: 20 Dec 2013

Advice for commissioners on the provision of advocacy services under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

52 page PDF

512.3kB

52 page PDF

512.3kB

Contents
Independent advocacy: guide for commissioners
Appendix 4

52 page PDF

512.3kB

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)

Publications

Towards the Future

AWOL - Poems in Celebration of Advocacy

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, sandra.falconer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG