What is Advocacy?

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Advocacy is about someone independent helping you get your voice heard.

An advocate is trained to support you.

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It does not cost to have an advocate.

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An advocate can:

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  • Find information

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  • Help you understand your rights

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  • Listen to you

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I want

  • Help you say what you want

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An advocate cannot:

  • Give advice

  • Make decisions for you

  • Take other people’s side

  • Be a friend

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An advocate will not tell anyone what you said unless you want them to.

 

Or unless you, or someone else may be at risk.

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