SIAA facilitates the sharing of best practice among members. This includes providing training and toolkits to members, and setting agreed quality standards. For SIAA the key piece of work in this area is the Independent Advocacy Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice (October 2019) which sets out the principles, standards and code of best practice that underpin good advocacy practice, and recognises that all independent advocacy organisations share the same principles. It has been developed to be used across Scotland, to ensure that independent advocacy is being delivered consistently and is of the highest possible standard.
Recent examples of trainings that SIAA has provided to members includes Guardianship and Adults with Incapacity training delivered by Sandra McDonald, Ex-Public Guardian.