Advocacy Quality Performance Mark

Advocacy Quality Performance Mark

The Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (AQPM) is the only quality standard for independent advocacy providers.

It is delivered by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi)

Achieving the AQPM helps providers demonstrate that they deliver effective, high quality advocacy which is now even more important for services such as DASL’s which are delivering Care Act Advocacy.

Originally developed by Action for Advocacy in 2008, the AQPM was relaunched by NDTi in April 2014 and DASL was only the 40th advocacy provider in the country to be awarded it. Our award ran for three years from July 2015 to June 2018.


Over the past year NDTi consulted widely on changes to the award and is now auditing organisations against the revised standard. DASL is currently reapplying for the award and we expect to undertake our new audit in autumn 2018. We are confident that our service has not only maintained the standards we set to win the award in 2015 but has also improved in several key areas of our work.

You can find out more about the AQPM here