The Care Act - Independent Advocacy
The aim of the duty to provide independent advocacy is to enable people who have substantial difficulty in being involved in these local authority processes to be supported in that involvement as fully as possible, and where necessary to be represented by an advocate who speaks on their behalf.
This course is intended for:
About this course
This course forms part of the suite of e-learning courses that have been developed to support the implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014. It is based upon the Skills for Care training materials.
Upon successful completion of both modules you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.
The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.
In this course you will learn about:
Here are some of the topics covered in this course:
Involvement | Difficulty in being involved | Who can help? | Areas of substantial difficulty | Establishing whether someone has substantial difficulty | Whose opinion should be sought? | Who is best placed to be the appropriate individual? | Who makes the decision? | Respecting a person’s opinion | The appointment of an independent advocate | Considerations and what must and must not be done | What is meant by independent advocacy? | Who might need independent advocacy? | The role of the independent advocate | High responsibility | Consult records | When does the advocacy duty start? | Attributes | Who are Independent Advocates accountable to? | What must independent advocates have? | Representation | How should the local authority support the advocate? | What must an Independent advocate know? | The same duty? | Where an ‘appropriate individual’ is available | Safeguarding enquiries and reviews