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Current qualification accepted

Recommended for practice:

  1. City and Guilds Level 4 Independent Advocacy

Independent advocates (children and young people) who hold the City and Guilds level 4 independent advocacy qualification for another pathway i.e. adults, mental health or mental capacity would be expected to complete the competency framework for their new role.

Registration is not required

Other requirements

All employers have a responsibility to make sure their new workers receive a suitable induction using this induction framework. Workers may be new to the role, organisation or sector.

The National Standards and Outcomes Framework for children and Young People in Wales stipulates that providers ensure ‘Advocates are facilitated to attain qualifications as recommended/required in Social Care Wales’ Qualification Framework’ and that ‘Services are registered and managers are appropriately qualified and registered in accordance with RISCA 2016 as stated in Social Care Wales Qualification Framework’

Other qualifications accepted

  1. Level 3 Certificate / Diploma in Independent Advocacy (Children and Young People)

Independent advocates (children and young people) who hold the level 3 Certificate / Diploma in Independent Advocacy qualification for another pathway i.e. adults, mental health or mental capacity would be expected to complete the competency framework for their new role

Other UK qualifications accepted

England:

  1. Level 3 Certificate / Diploma in Independent Advocacy (Children and Young People)

Northern Ireland:

  1. Level 3 Certificate / Diploma in Independent Advocacy (Children and Young People)

Scotland :

There are no identified qualifications for Scotland.

Independent advocates (children and young people) who hold the City and Guilds level 4 independent advocacy qualification for another pathway i.e. adults, mental health or mental capacity would be expected to complete the competency framework for their new role.

Induction requirements

All employers have a responsibility to make sure their new workers receive a suitable induction using this induction framework. Workers may be new to the role, organisation or sector.