Advocacy Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals by Neil Bateman

By Neil Bateman

So much execs operating in overall healthiness or social care are required to behave as advocates as a part of their paintings. A social employee should want to receive more money or a selected carrier for a shopper; a housing respectable might have to assist a tenant whose profit has been not on time by means of an area authority; a voluntary physique may perhaps choose to problem a press release of specified schooling wishes for a kid. it is a functional consultant to advocacy talents particularly written for these within the healthiness and social care professions. the writer examines the functionality of advocacy inside of those professions and the way to interview, negotiate and self-manage effectively. He presents a constitution for advocacy, a advisor to the moral implication and recommendation on litigation and criminal issues.

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They say that they need this information to assess whether she qualifies for a Social Fund grant since it will reduce the likelihood of a member of the family entering institutional care. 52 ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PROFESSIONALS Ethical puzzle no. 3 continued The housing officer, eager to help, says that it is possible that the children could go into care. The grant is still refused on the grounds that the client’s needs are too low a priority for the amount of money available in the budget.

Difficult for most people to engage in because of complex rules of conduct and limited rights of audience before courts. Not concerned with the non-legal aspects of advocacy. Highly effective when used to push back the boundaries of legal understanding of people’s rights. WHAT ADVOCACY IS, WHY IT MATTERS AND WHY IT HAPPENS 29 The welfare rights movement This is a synthesis of different approaches to advocacy, often combined with strategic skills in social policy development and campaigning. Welfare rights work is concerned with providing information and advice on social security rights and in providing advocacy on these issues for customers of the social security system.

The debate about conflicts is best kept informal, rather than being imposed upon work with clients. Finally, the essence of acting on instructions is to avoid the problems described in the second ethical puzzle. It should all start and end with: ‘This is what I think we can do. ’ Principle 3: ‘Keep the client properly informed’ Proper instructions cannot be obtained unless the client is fully informed. It is also a hallmark of courtesy and good practice. Ethical puzzle no. 3 A housing officer is helping a young single parent to obtain a Social Fund grant from the Department of Social Security so that she can set up home.

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