Welcome to Advocacy Orkney
Advocacy Orkney provides ‘independent advocacy’ to the people of Orkney.The service is free of charge and confidential. Advocacy Orkney maintains its independence through the integrity and loyalty of the staff to the principles of Independent Advocacy. These four principles can be summarised as:
1. Putting our clients first
2. Accountability - to our clients, commissioners and legislation
3. Accessibility- being as available and accessible as we can be to ensure advocacy provision throughout Orkney
4. To be as free as we can be from conflict of interest
We do this by:
Empowering people who need a stronger voice by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions.
Enabling people to gain access to information, explore and understand their options, and to make their views and wishes known.
Speaking on behalf of people who are unable to do so for themselves.
. Safeguarding rights and entitlement to advocacy in legislation
Our duty is to the people of Orkney who find they are unable to speak up for themselves for whatever reason.
If you wish to refer someone to Advocacy Orkney or you wish to refer yourself please click here and follow the instructions.