SIAA undertakes research and intelligence about independent advocacy and its impact. By building an evidence base for independent advocacy, we aim to showcase the difference that independent advocacy makes in people’s lives. This evidence base is key to persuading decision makers to change policy, regulation, practices, and laws to include access to independent advocacy.
SIAA supports its members with monitoring and evaluation. In 2019, SIAA published the Toolkit for Demonstrating the Impact of Independent Advocacy to support independent advocacy organisations and groups across Scotland to demonstrate the impact of the work that they do. The aim of the toolkit and wider stream of work is to increase the understanding of the role and impact of independent advocacy with service commissioners, funders and policy makers.