Publications

Standards and Guidelines

Elder Abuse Advocacy Guidelines (2009)

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.

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Principles and Standards (2008, second edition 2010)

This document sets out the principles and standards that underpin good advocacy practice. They can be applied to all advocacy practice.

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Advocacy and Self-directed Support:Guidelines for Advocates

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Guidelines for Advocates working in Prisons (2014)

This companion guide to the Code of Practice provides guidance for advocates when supporting people held within Scottish Prisons.

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Mental Health Tribunal Advocacy Guidelines (2012)

This companion guide to the Code of Practice provides guidance for advocates when supporting service users through a Mental Health Tribunal process.

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Independent Advocacy: an Evaluation Framework (2010)

This document sets out a framework for evaluating advocacy practice. Advocacy organisations are encouraged to measure their practice using the self-evaluation tool. (Zipped folder)

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Independent Advocacy: a Guide for Commissioners (2010)

This Guide reviews and updates the original guidance published in 2000 by the Scottish Executive. A further update to this guidance has been published by the Scottish Government in 2013.

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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.

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Code of Practice (2008, second edition 2010)

This document details how independent advocates and independent advocacy organisations should work to meet the Principles and Standards for Independent Advocacy.

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