A Guide for Advocates (England and Wales)
A very practical tool for both professional advocates and family carers advocating on behalf of their family member. This resource aims to provide a practical tool for advocates in supporting a person with behaviour described as challenging, to enable them to exercise their rights to the same life opportunities as everyone else.
“An exceptionally useful resource bringing together a wide range of important information in a very clear way...”
“The CBF has done an excellent job in compressing the relevant information into such an accessible document….”
“first class, easy to read, and – I think – essential not only for advocates but for family/ carers/ staff …. ”
“I hope all advocates of people with challenging behaviour get hold of a copy, not just the paid ones”
This resource is free to family/ unpaid carers in the UK and costs £16 for professionals and registered charities. If you are a family carer and wish to order this advocacy guide please contact us directly or see our resource order form. For professionals and registered charities, please order online or see our resource order form.
The 'Advocacy Guide' contains the following sections:
Section 1: Start with the Person
Section 2: What is Challenging Behaviour?
Section 3: Understanding Challenging Behaviour
Section 4: Supporting Behaviour Change
Section 5: What are the Issues?
- Restraint (direct physical contact, barriers and seclusion, materials or equipment)
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding
- Mental Health
- Sectioning under the Mental Health Act
- Alleged Offending
Section 6: Services and Support
Section 7: A Suggested Approach
Section 8: Checklist
Section 9: Case Studies