On this page we are providing links to some useful resources and websites relevant to advocacy.
We will add to this page in the coming months but we are starting by providing some links to information about some of the most important issues for our service.
Click on the links just below in red text to take you to the section on this page you are interested in.
Care Act 2014
The Care Act creates a new right to independent advocacy in certain situations and DASL is providing this service in partnership with Lambeth Council.
- What the Care Act 2014 says about advocacy
The Care Act introduces a new statutory duty to provide access to advocacy in certain situations.
- Care Act Guidance
The Care and Support Statutory Guidance is issued by the Government and tells local authorities how the care Act should be implemented.
- Care Act Easy Read Guidance
The Government has also issued an easy read version of the Care and Support Statutory Guidance
Safeguarding - protecting people at risk of being abused - is an important area of work for advocacy.
- Easy Read information on safeguarding
bild, the British Institute of Learning Disabilities, produces helpful easy read materials on keeping people safe.
- Safeguarding resources from SCIE
SCIE, the Social Care Institute for Excellence, provides expert resources on safeguarding adults and children.
- Lambeth CCG
Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group also has information about adult safeguarding.
- Safeguarding children, young people and adults in Lambeth
Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk means protecting them from abuse or neglect, getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which they feel safe and healthy. Each local authority has a duty to do so and Lambeth Council is committed to working with the residents and all organisations in the borough, such as the NHS, family doctors, police, education, the Ambulance service, as well as all care providers and voluntary and community sector organisations and faith groups to achieve this.
The Lambeth Safeguarding website provides information and support for professionals, children and adults.
Advocates and other professionals who work with people who lack mental capacity need to understand the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
- Resources on Mental Capacity
The Social Care Institute for Excellence publishes a range of resources for care providers, IMCAs and others to support compliance with the Mental Health Act and management of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Mental Health Act Code of Practice
This important document provides guidance and information on how the Act works in practice.