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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 566 Providing independent advocacy to adults

Unit 566 Providing independent advocacy to adults

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Provide Independent Advocacy support to adults in a range of settings
    1. 1.1 Identify a range of settings and their impact on adults who may require the support of an advocate
    2. 1.2 Analyse and address the potential negative impact of the environment
    3. 1.3 Promote the advocacy service in a range of settings
    4. 1.4 Identify and address a range of dilemmas advocates can face in practice
    5. 1.5 Support adults to self advocate
    6. 1.6 Apply local or national standards.
  2. 2. Treat the individual receiving Advocacy support as an individual
    1. 2.1 Identify personal values
    2. 2.2 Use communication methods appropriate to the individual
    3. 2.3 Resolve barriers that can prevent people being treated as an individual
    4. 2.4 Use underpinning Advocacy principles of empowerment and person centred to treat people as individuals
    5. 2.5 Describe how cultural backgrounds can impact on the Advocacy relationship
    6. 2.6 Recognise common myths and assumptions about different people
    7. 2.7 End the Advocacy relationship a positive manner.
  3. 3. Assist the individual receiving Advocacy support to explore choices and potential consequences
    1. 3.1 Help individuals to access a range of sources of information on options available
    2. 3.2 Support an individual to explore options available and make choices
    3. 3.3 Use UK and European legislation to identify human, service and legal rights
    4. 3.4 Act on the choices and preferred options of an individual.
  4. 4. Support adults through a range of meetings
    1. 4.1 Explain the purpose and function of a range of meetings
    2. 4.2 Describe the roles and responsibilities of a range of people who attend meetings
    3. 4.3 Support an individual to participate in a range of meetings
    4. 4.4 Review and take further steps as appropriate.
  5. 5. Work safely
    1. 5.1 Use supervision to identify good practice and areas for improvement
    2. 5.2 Maintain accurate records
    3. 5.3 Summarise local adult protection procedures
    4. 5.4 Use adult protection procedures to identify when it is appropriate to disclose information and breach confidentiality
    5. 5.5 Respond to disclosures of abuse.
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