What is an advocate?
An Advocate is there to help you to express your views, wishes or feelings, or to speak on your behalf. An Advocate’s role is to make sure you understand what is happening and can question anything you don’t understand. It may be that you want an advocate to attend a meeting or review with you to make sure your views are heard or to support you in raising any issues or making a complaint. An advocate cannot make decisions, give advice or tell you what to do but they will inform you about your options.