SIAA members are invited to a roundtable discussion with Scottish Government units leading on different areas of policy and legislation across Government. These policy areas have the potential to bring significant change to independent advocacy in Scotland. This is a timely and important opportunity for independent advocacy organisations to share their views on independent advocacy directly with Scottish Government. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 10 October from 2-4pm.
The aim of the session is to gather information from Scottish Government about how independent advocacy is being considered in key policy areas (listed below). SIAA members will also have the opportunity to share information about the impact of independent advocacy, the importance of independent, quality and grassroots independent advocacy.
Scottish Government policy areas represented at the meeting will be:
- Human Rights Bill
- Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill
- Advocacy, Access and Models of Care unit within National Care Service Bill
- Charter of Rights unit within National Care Service Bill
- Mental Health Law Reform
In order to ensure SIAA and members can make the biggest impact at the meeting we are organising a pre-meeting on Monday 9 October, 1.30-2.30pm. Please indicate whether you can attend this when you sign up.
Please sign up via the form on the events page, and we will email you login details for the Teams calls.