Advocacy in Social Care
This module seeks to introduce the learner to the concepts and application of advocacy with particular reference to the CORU Standards of Proficiency for Social Care. Advocacy is the active promotion of a cause or principle, which involve actions that lead to a selected goal. It seeks to work on behalf of, or in conjunction with, individuals and/or groups who are affected by specific causes. Social care relationships may involve both caring and campaigning dimensions. This module seeks to introduce the learner to concepts of advocacy. Self-advocacy will be particularly emphasised as a critical tool of empowerment and humanisation.
Illustrate an understanding of the concept of advocacy (Proficiency 5.1)
Identify how advocacy fits into an authentic and therapeutic caring relationship with particular reference to the CORU Standards of Proficiency (Proficiencies 1.3, 1.5, 1.15, 1.21, 5.3, 5.9)
Express an understanding of how advocacy assists in empowerment and humanisation (Proficiencies 1.3, 2.3, 2.4)
Summarise the skills and tools required that can be deployed for advocacy purposes and work in accordance to the CORU Standards of Proficiency (Proficiencies 1.6, 1.15, 5.2, 5.15)