We’re delighted to publish a new dynamic database of independent advocacy case studies. Case studies illustrate an issue or issues brought by an advocacy partner or group and details what support the independent advocate provided. SIAA’s bank of case studies aims to showcase the diversity of work done by our member organisations and to highlight the positive impact independent advocacy has on people’s lives. They can also evidence and highlight how independent advocacy can improve services in the future. We hope the database will make it easier for members to identify relevant case studies for their area of specialism or interest.
Contribute to the database!
The database initally holds all the case studies from ‘Independent advocacy in action’, a series of case studies illustrating the ‘Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice’. However, we would love to grow the database, with your help!
After you’ve submitted a case study we will review it, ensure its anonymous and add any relevant Standards and Indicators in from the ‘Principles’. This helps other independent advocates to understand how the independent advocacy principles work in practice and your case study may be used in our policy work to widen the access to independent advocacy in Scotland or raise human rights issues nationally.
Explore the database
The database can be searched, filtered or sorted using the bottons at the top of the page, this will allow you to identify case studies by topic or advocacy type and give you information about the following:
- Type of advocacy e.g. individual or collective
- Case study theme e.g. guardianship, mental health, children and young people
- Standard or indicator – full list of these can be found in Member Resources