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What is advocacy?

Your life. Your choice. Your voice.

description on who may qualify for an advocate

Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, are able to:

-Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them

-Defend and safeguard their rights

-Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives

Advocacy is about listening to what you want.

Another aspect of having an advocate is that we won’t tell anyone else what you have said to us unless:

-You want us to

-It involves danger to you or to other people

-The law says we need to