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The duty to provide independent advocacy under the Care Act applies to:

  • Adults who need care and support
  • Carers of adults (including young carers)
  • Carers of children in transition
  • Children who are approaching transition to adult services

 if they

  • Have a substantial difficulty in being fully involved in Local Authority assessment, care planning, review or Safeguarding processes


  • Where there is no-one appropriate available to support and represent their wishes.

Care Act Advocacy can also be offered to people who are moving long term accommodation, or where there is a disagreement between the appropriate individual and the local authority AND it is agreed advocacy would be in the person’s best interests.


Find out more about the Care Act Advocacy service