SIAA is a member of several organisations and networks. Being part of these networks is important for making connections, raising the importance and impact of independent advocacy in new contexts and to different audiences. You can read more about the organisations we are members of below.
- Human Rights Consortium Scotland (HRCS) is the civil society network to protect and promote human rights in Scotland. HRCSwork towards a strong, collective civil society voice to protect and promote human rights in Scotland, and a civil society that has the resources and understanding that it needs to protect and promote human rights in Scotland. SIAA has worked with HRCS on a briefing calling for incorporation of the right to independent advocacy into Scots law.
- The Health and Social Care Alliance (The ALLIANCE) is the national third sector intermediary for a wealth of health and social care organisations. The ALLIANCE works towards a vision for Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
- The Poverty Alliance is Scotland’s network of organisations and individuals working together to end poverty. The Poverty Alliance influences policy and practice, undertakes research and supports communities to challenge poverty. The organisation runs Challenge Poverty Week and hosts the Living Wage Scotland.
- The Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security (SCoRSS) is a coalition of over 40 key third sector organisations, faith groups and unions as well as individuals from across Scotland who want to see a fairer social security system. SCoRSS’s Principles for Change sets out the five principles we believe need to be at the heart of our social security system.
- Together is an alliance of Scottish children’s charities that works to improve the awareness, understanding and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
- Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector. SCVO champion the sector, provide services and debate big issues. SIAA are members of the SCVO Policy Network and Intermediaries Network.
- Scotland’s Mental Health Partnership is made up of 17 professional bodies and mental health third sector organisations. The Partnership developed out of a collective desire to offer new perspectives and a progressive vision for mental health in Scotland, including promoting the prevention of mental health issues and early intervention where problems do arise.