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