Code of Practice for Independent Advocates
The code of practice provides guidance for independent advocates on how to engage and interact with, and advise, clients who are relevant persons under the Act. It also provides guidance on working with decision supporters and interveners as described in the Act. Independent advocates are not interveners under the Act.
It does not include guidance on the role independent advocates may play as ‘another person’ assisting a relevant person in court proceedings under Part 5 of the Act, or as a court assistant assisting an adult who is currently a ward of court in court proceedings under Part 6 of the Act.
Plain English guide and video
We have developed a plain English Your Guide to the Codes of Practice. The guide has been written according to the principles of plain English with the support of an experienced plain English practitioner.
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