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General advocacy (adults, children, young people)

General advocacy is also known as community advocacy, professional advocacy or non-statutory advocacy. It means any kind of advocacy that is not required by law. 

(i) Each local authority or care provider can decide for themselves what kind of general advocacy to offer in their area, so the eligibility criteria for general advocacy can vary widely by area. You can use this form to make advocacy referrals for children and young people if that’s covered in local eligibility criteria.

(ii) Advocates cannot complete forms or help with requests relating to benefit claims. If that’s what you need help with, contact your local Citizen’s Advice service.