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Our Achievements

Here is a summary of the main achievements of A4A.

2001: Advocacy Across London was launched. A Director and Development Worker were recruited. We now have nine staff.
2002: The first ever second-tier advocacy magazine in the UK - Planet Advocacy Magazine - launched.
2002: Advocacy Charter published, in consultation with a wide range of advocacy groups. Thousands of copies have been circulated and even been sent as far afield as Australia.
2004: A4A Training Officer recruited. A new training programme for the advocacy sector launched. Thousands of advocates have been trained since 2004.
2004: Quest London capacity building project launched. This included regular forum meetings and one-to-one support for advocacy groups on a range of organisational issues.
2004: Advocacy Across London becomes Action for Advocacy and expands to support organisations across England and Wales.
2006: Quality Standards for Advocacy Schemes and Code of Practice for Advocates developed in consultation with a wide range of advocacy groups. Thousands of copies sent to advocacy schemes and commissioners.
2006: Standards Support Project in England launched. National Development Officer and Information Officer recruited. 30 groups receive one-to-one support each year. Many other groups access free workshops and information resources.
2007: Four-day Independent Mental Capacity Act Advocacy (IMCA) training developed and rolled out across the country. Over 600 IMCAs trained.
2007: Standards Support Project extends to Wales. Welsh Development Officer recruited.
2008: First national IMCA conference launched.
2008: Advanced IMCA training launched.

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