"A civilisation is measured by its treatment of its most vulnerable groups. We must remember that citizens in care are no less citizens and their voices should be heard, their views respected and their interests defended."
Suffolk County Council have undertaken a review of advocacy services in the region to help develop an advocacy strategy and aims to support the growth of advocacy in the region.
The aims of the review were to:
· Define advocacy, identify types of advocacy, good practice models.
· Map current provision, identify gaps in provision and sources of funding.
· Update good practice guidelines and code of practice.
· Develop an advocacy strategy to deliver a countywide advocacy policy and commissioning priorities.
Take a look at how they approached the review the recommendations & the consultation questions used to assist you if you are thinking of embarking upon an advocacy review.