Commissioning independent advocacy
Published: October 2014
Updated: March 2015 (Good practice section updated December 2016)
This resource is aimed at commissioners charged with meeting the new duties to provide advocacy under the Care Act 2014. It will help commissioning officers in local authorities think through their new duties and understand what they are required to do to comply with the new requirements of the Act.
The Good practice section outlines what emerging practice looks like in 2016 and how advocacy is being implemented in England.
Key messages from the commissioning independent advocacy guide.
Advocacy duties under the Care Act 2014, other advocacy duties local authorities have, and how they might interact.
Advocacy promotes equality, social justice, social inclusion and human rights.
Emerging good practice in 2016 for commissioners and providers of independent advocacy under the Care Act.
Overview of good practice in commissioning independent advocacy.
Helping local authorities to think through the commissioning tasks that will help them to ensure that good quality advocacy is available.
Local authorities must pay due regard to the public sector equality duty when commissioning advocacy services.
These scenarios are intended to help you, as a commissioner, think about different models for the provision of advocacy in your area.
All SCIE resources are free to download, however to access some of the following downloads you will need a free MySCIE account:
- Care Act 2014: Commissioning independent advocacy
- Commissioning independent advocacy guide
- At a glance summary of Care Act 2014: Commissioning independent advocacy
- Easy read summary of Care Act 2014: Commissioning independent advocacy