This section provides an overview of advocacy, including the different types of advocacy and how they relate to your relative

Family carers told us that they wanted clear information about:

  • the different types of advocacy available to their relative
  • when their relative’s entitlement was statutory (the law)
  • what an advocate can and cannot do and the standard they should work to
  • how they can be sure that the advocate representing their relative is independent
  • when they could represent their relative as a family carer advocate

This has been included in this section.


(Please also read the Human Rights Act and Equality Act section.  Professional Independent Advocates will always adopt a ‘rights based’ approach when representing your relative.)