Advocacy Friends

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A brief history of Advocacy

Advocacy in its modern form began in the US and Canada in 1966. During a Cerebral Palsy conference, family and friends started to ask important questions such as:

“What will happen to my child when I’m gone and I am not able to speak up for them?”

•The modern advocacy movement appeared in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s

•In 1994, ‘Advocacy – A Code of Practice’, was created. It brought together the existing principles and guidelines for good practice

•In the same year the Butterworth Report highlighted the need for people facing health and social care challenges to have access to an Advocate, who could put forward their views no matter what