Explains what advocacy is and how it can help you. Gives information on different types of advocacy, including statutory advocates, what sort of situations an advocate can help you with, and how to find an advocate.
In some situations you might be legally entitled to get the support of an advocate. This is called 'statutory advocacy'. There are three types of statutory advocates in England and Wales. These are:
If you're not entitled to any advocacy by law, there are still lots of ways you can access and get support from an advocate in the community. See our page on types of advocacy for more information.
This information was published in March 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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