Advocacy Standards

 

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES ADVOCACY STANDARDS

 

Standard 1: Advocacy is led by the views and wishes of children and young people.

 

Standard 2: Advocacy champions the rights and needs of children and young people.

 

Standard 3: All Advocacy Services have clear policies to promote equality issues and monitor services to ensure that no young person is discriminated against due to age, gender, race, culture, religion, language, disability, sexual orientation or nationality

 

Standard 4: Advocacy is well-publicised, accessible and easy to use.

 

Standard 5: Advocacy services are responsive and provide help and advice quickly when they are contacted.

 

Standard 6: Advocacy works exclusively for children and young people.

 

Standard 7: The Advocacy Service operates to a high level of confidentiality and ensures that children, young people and other agencies are aware of its confidentiality policies.

 

Standard 8: Advocacy listens to the views and ideas of children and young people in order to improve the service provided.

 

Standard 9:The advocacy service has an effective and easy to use complaints procedure.

 

Standard 10:Advocacy is well managed and gives value for money.

 

National Standards for the Provision of Children's Advocacy Services Feb 2003

 

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