SIAA and member organisations are involved in many strands of policy work to increase access to independent advocacy. We’re delighted that independent advocacy has been mentioned in a number of key reports over the past few months, with many recommendations to increase provision of independent advocacy and resource independent advocacy services.
- Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland report – recommendation 8: “More independent advocacy and brokerage services, including peer services, must be made available to people to ensure that their voices are heard, and to help prepare for participation in planning and organising their support.”
- Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services – recommendations around provision of collective advocacy for people in forensic mental health services, establishment and funding of an advocacy service for forensic carers.
- All Our Rights In Law: views from the wider public – recommendation 5: “Independent advocacy services should be available to all”