The Graduate School of Education & Information Studies is dedicated to creating an institutional culture of advocacy and accountability; one that is in line with GSE&IS' commitment to scholarly rigor, social justice, inclusiveness, and democratic practice.
Citizen Advocacy is the name given to the committed relationship between a suitable citizen who provides long-term advocacy to a person with a disability (referred to as a protégé – one who is protected) so that they are no longer entirely alone and unprotected given their relatively powerless circumstances.
Advocacy advertising can be directed at either specific targets, or general targets, such as political activists, the media, consumer groups, government agencies, or competito … rs. It can be sponsored by any type of advertiser (businesses, consumer groups, special interest groups, political parties, or even individuals)..
Confidentiality All information and communications between you and seAp Advocacy will remain confidential unless you tell us something which leads us to believe you or someone else may be at risk of serious harm or abuse, or assisting a serious criminal offence - or if there is a court order for disclosure.
Equality, accessibility and diversity . As well as complying with equality legislation (Equality Act 2010 in particular), it is expected that advocacy services take proactive steps to ensure equitable and easy access to them. Having equal opportunities policies is only part of the process.
Independent advocacy is about speaking up for an individual or group. Independent Advocacy is a way to help people have a stronger voice and to have as much control as possible over their own lives. Independent Advocacy organisations are separate from organisations that provide other types of services.
Non instructed advocacy is vital for those most vulnerable in society who are often in a position where others (carers and professionals) are making decisions on their behalf. The non instructed advocate is an independent person that ensures the person is kept at the heart of all decisions and that their voice is heard.
The advocacy duty will apply from the point of the first contact with the Local Authority and at any subsequent stage of the safeguarding enquiry or SAR. The Local Authority must initially consider the best way of involving the person in the safeguarding enquiry, which is appropriate and proportionate to the person’s needs and circumstances.
1) What is Self-Advocacy? Definition of Self-Advocacy: Self-Advocacy is, ‘[…]one form of advocacy, occurring any time people speak or act on their own behalf to improve their quality of life, effect personal change, or correct inequalities’” (Concunan-Lahr and Brotherson as cited in Brown, 1999).