Non Instructed Advocacy and the Watching Brief

How do we advocate for someone unable to express their wishes in a way we can understand? Asist argues that quality advocacy is a right for every citizen, even where there is little or no communication and, in 1995, developed a policy for advocates working in non-instructed situations.

The 'Watching Brief' has since become a landmark approach to non-instructed advocacy. Continually updated, it now offers a holistic methodology incorporating the four major techniques currently used by advocates and advocacy services. Asist is delighted to offer a one day course, designed and delivered by practising advocates, to explore the ethics, values, challenges and skills for non instructed advocacy.

For any other queries please contact Mark Harris on 01782 845584, or email