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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

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52 page PDF

512.3kB

Contents
Independent advocacy: guide for commissioners
Footnotes

52 page PDF

512.3kB

Footnotes

1. As explained in paragraph 4.4 the Principles and associated standards set out at 1, 2 and 4 are consistent with the SIAA Principles and Standards. Standards 3.1 and 3.2 reflect the definition of independent advocacy in the Mental Health Act (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. It is open to Commissioners to apply the SIAA principles and standards, which are more restrictive, if they wish.

2. As explained in paragraph 4.4 the Principles and associated standards set out at 1, 2 and 4 are consistent with the SIAA Principles and Standards. Standards 3.1 and 3.2 reflect the definition of independent advocacy in the Mental Health Act (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. It is open to Commissioners to apply the SIAA principles and standards, which are more restrictive, if they wish.


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