Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.
Advocates and advocacy schemes work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.
Becoming an Advocate
People become advocates in different ways and for different reasons. There is no distinct career path and currently no recognised qualification, although there is work going on to develop one. more
Our website has a range of downloadable publications that are essential reading for Advocates, Advocacy Scheme Managers and those Commissioning Advocacy. more
Advocacy reaches out to some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged sections of the community, people that formal services and systems can overlook: People who may be isolated in their own home, c ... more
Find an Advocate
Search our online database to find an advocacy service in England and Wales.more
Frequently Asked Questions
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