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What is independent advocacy under the Care Act?



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What is independent advocacy under the Care Act?


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  1. Who might need independent advocacy? The duty to provide independent advocacy applies to:




  1. When might those people need independent advocacy? Whenever they would otherwise be unable to be involved in the key processes. The local authority has a duty to arrange for an independent advocate to support and represent someone when these two conditions are met:




  1. The role of the independent advocate is to:

  • support and represent the person in these key processes

  • facilitate the person’s involvement in the key processes and interactions with the local authority.







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