Advocacy in Safeguarding

Are you working as a professional in Redbridge with adults at risk?  Below are some useful links provided by Voiceability on the advocacy service they provide.

Advocacy under the Care Act 2014

Support with decisions relating to care and support.

Making a Referral for Advocacy

Further information on the process for making a referral to Voiceability and the relevant forms.

RPR, IMCA, IMHA and Care Act cases are all now a referral option via the Voiceability website referral form. This means professionals can now upload all essential forms for a referral, which are automatically uploaded on the client enquiry.  The process has been simplified to prevent duplication and will stop missing information from causing delays in getting an advocate assigned. It’s also more secure, and fully GDPR compliant. Instead of being sent by email, all data is encrypted automatically and is uploaded straight from the referrer’s computer into the Voiceability database.

Voiceability have also created this short video to support people to understand when and how to refer. Here is the direct link if needed –

Types of Advocacy

What are the different types of advocacy and the referral criteria?

Further Information

A National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on advocacy for adults with health and social care needs was published in November 2022:

A complete guide provided by Voiceability on advocacy is available for professionals to download.

There are also some easy read guides available that you can pass on to service users, accessed via the Voiceability website (link below).