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What Is Advocacy

How can an Advocate Help You

How Can An Advocate Help You

AN ADVOCATE CAN:

  • HELP YOU FIND INFORMATION
  • GIVE YOU TIME TO THINK ABOUT YOUR CHOICES
  • LISTEN TO YOU AND HELP YOU SAY WHAT YOU WANT
  • WORK TOWARDS BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE TO SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF IN FUTURE

AN ADVOCATE WILL NOT:

  • GIVE YOU ADVICE OR MAKE DECISIONS FOR YOU
  • WORK WITH YOU ALL THE TIME OR BE THERE INDEFINITELY
  • TAKE OTHER PEOPLES SIDE
  • PROVIDE LEGAL REPRESENTATION

AN ADVOCATE IS NOT THE SAME AS:

  • A COUNSELLOR OR BEFRIENDER
  • A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER
  • A LAWYER OR SOLICITOR
  • SOCIAL OR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
 
 
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