Information hub

Welcome to our information hub!

The hub contains SIAA’s publications, including independent advocacy guidance, research reports, and policy briefings. We also include interesting books, videos, and leaflets as well as other resources useful for understanding independent advocacy in Scotland.

If you are new to independent advocacy, the best place to start is with the Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice, which is the key foundational document for independent advocacy in Scotland.

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Principles and Standards 2019 Front Cover
Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice

This document sets out the principles, standards and code of best practice that underpin good independent advocacy practice. It has been developed to be used across Scotland, to ensure that…

2019 pdf 140 KB Download Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice
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Independent advocacy in action: Case studies illustrating SIAA’s ‘Principles and Standards’

‘Independent advocacy in action’ showcases case studies that illustrate the ‘Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice’.

2021 pdf 496 KB Download Independent advocacy in action: Case studies illustrating SIAA’s ‘Principles and Standards’
IA guide for commissioners front cover
Independent Advocacy Commissioners Guidance

2010 guidance for commissioners of independent advocacy.

2020 pdf 500 KB Download Independent Advocacy Commissioners Guidance
Advocating for Human Rights

A companion guide for independent advocates looking at how to effectively support people to secure their rights.

2017 pdf 2 MB Download Advocating for Human Rights
A companion to the Code of Practice for Independent Advocacy
Working with Children and Young People Guidelines

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting children and young people.

2016 pdf 381 KB Download Working with Children and Young People Guidelines
Independent Advocacy and Self-directed Support Guidelines

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting people getting self-directed support.

2015 pdf 399 KB Download Independent Advocacy and Self-directed Support Guidelines
Families at Risk Guidance

A companion guide for independent advocates working with families at risk.

2014 pdf 2 MB Download Families at Risk Guidance
Working with People in Prison Guidelines

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting people held within Scottish Prisons.

2014 pdf 322 KB Download Working with People in Prison Guidelines
Mental Health Tribunal Advocacy Guidelines

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting people through a Mental Health Tribunal process.

2012 pdf 723 KB Download Mental Health Tribunal Advocacy Guidelines
Independent Advocacy: an evaluation framework

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

2010 zip 2 MB Download Independent Advocacy: an evaluation framework
Independent Advocacy: a guide for commissioners

2013 guidance for commissioners of independent advocacy. Published by Scottish Government.

2010 pdf 1 MB Download Independent Advocacy: a guide for commissioners
Elder Abuse Advocacy Guidelines

A companion guide for independent advocates working with an older person experiencing abuse.

2009 pdf 919 KB Download Elder Abuse Advocacy Guidelines
Non-Instructed Advocacy Guidelines

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting people who lack the capacity to instruct an independent advocate.

2009 pdf 1,009 KB Download Non-Instructed Advocacy Guidelines

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Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice

Summary:

This document sets out the principles, standards and code of best practice that underpin good independent advocacy practice. It has been developed to be used across Scotland, to ensure that…

Preview:
Principles and Standards 2019 Front Cover
Date:
2019
Type:
pdf
Size:
140 KB
View/download file(Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice)

Independent advocacy in action: Case studies illustrating SIAA’s ‘Principles and Standards’

Summary:

‘Independent advocacy in action’ showcases case studies that illustrate the ‘Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice’.

Preview:
principles and standards in action cover
Date:
2021
Type:
pdf
Size:
496 KB
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Independent Advocacy Commissioners Guidance

Summary:

2010 guidance for commissioners of independent advocacy.

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IA guide for commissioners front cover
Date:
2020
Type:
pdf
Size:
500 KB
View/download file(Independent Advocacy Commissioners Guidance)

Advocating for Human Rights

Summary:

A companion guide for independent advocates looking at how to effectively support people to secure their rights.

Preview:
Date:
2017
Type:
pdf
Size:
2 MB
View/download file(Advocating for Human Rights)

Working with Children and Young People Guidelines

Summary:

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting children and young people.

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A companion to the Code of Practice for Independent Advocacy
Date:
2016
Type:
pdf
Size:
381 KB
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Independent Advocacy and Self-directed Support Guidelines

Summary:

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting people getting self-directed support.

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Date:
2015
Type:
pdf
Size:
399 KB
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Families at Risk Guidance

Summary:

A companion guide for independent advocates working with families at risk.

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Date:
2014
Type:
pdf
Size:
2 MB
View/download file(Families at Risk Guidance)

Working with People in Prison Guidelines

Summary:

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting people held within Scottish Prisons.

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Date:
2014
Type:
pdf
Size:
322 KB
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Mental Health Tribunal Advocacy Guidelines

Summary:

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting people through a Mental Health Tribunal process.

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Date:
2012
Type:
pdf
Size:
723 KB
View/download file(Mental Health Tribunal Advocacy Guidelines)

Independent Advocacy: an evaluation framework

Summary:

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

Preview:
Date:
2010
Type:
zip
Size:
2 MB
View/download file(Independent Advocacy: an evaluation framework)

Independent Advocacy: a guide for commissioners

Summary:

2013 guidance for commissioners of independent advocacy. Published by Scottish Government.

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Date:
2010
Type:
pdf
Size:
1 MB
View/download file(Independent Advocacy: a guide for commissioners)

Elder Abuse Advocacy Guidelines

Summary:

A companion guide for independent advocates working with an older person experiencing abuse.

Preview:
Date:
2009
Type:
pdf
Size:
919 KB
View/download file(Elder Abuse Advocacy Guidelines)

Non-Instructed Advocacy Guidelines

Summary:

A companion guide for independent advocates supporting people who lack the capacity to instruct an independent advocate.

Preview:
Date:
2009
Type:
pdf
Size:
1,009 KB
View/download file(Non-Instructed Advocacy Guidelines)
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