Becoming an Advocate
People become advocates in different ways and for different reasons. Most people start as volunteers, although there is now a City & Guilds level 3 certificate and diploma in Independent Advocacy (Launched 1st April 2009)
People may start as a volunteer or paid advocate. They may be in a generic or a specialist advocacy post. Some people come from other helping professions such as social work, counselling or interpreting services, others may have had experience using advocacy services and/or come from a service user background with an understanding of the system(s).
Some Steps to Becoming an Advocate
So, you are interested in becoming an advocate, but where can you start? Our webpages provide some pointers. more
Becoming an IMCA
This information might be helpful to you if you are planning to become an IMCA, or if you would like a bit more information about referring someone to an IMCA service.more