Individual Advocacy

Representative Advocacy

An advocate can help with issues such as:

Their work with you will always be FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and INDEPENDENT of family, service provider or systems interests.

The purpose is to ensure that your voice is listened to and your views taken into account. 

You set the agenda. The advocate will only take action that you have given consent for. The advocacy plan will be agreed with you.

The advocate has no other interest than to promote, support and defend your voice and rights. It is a one-to-one professional relationship.

Sage works with and on behalf of a person with their consent. Sage uses a Consent Form signed by our client, or their representative, which gives Sage permission to act on their behalf.

Non-Instructed Advocacy

Non-Instructed Advocacy

The form below outlines Sage Advocacy’s commitments in cases of Non-Instructed Advocacy. The advocate uses it to record that instructed consent cannot be obtained; to outline the matters that support and advocacy need to be provided for; to pledge to act at all times in good faith and for the benefit of the named person; and to set out data processing conditions based on the vital interests of the individual. The form is signed and witnessed and considered for approval by Sage Advocacy’s Case Management Group, which then performs an oversight role if a case is sent forward.