Advocacy Services in Scotland
Circles Network provides independent advocacy services in Scotland.
If you feel it might help to have an independent person to explain or clarify things for you or to help you speak up, contact your local advocacy service.
Our advocates provide information in an understandable way, they will explain your rights, the procedures you need to follow and the resources available to you.
They will assist you with any issues that are of concern to you.
Listen so you are heard without being judged and at your own pace
Inform you of your options and sources of help
Represent your point of view, ensuring it is clearly known
Encourage and help you without taking over
Support you over hurdles without standing back
Negotiate and involve you in discussions about you
We are independent of the NHS and Local Authority Social Work Services.
We can provide you with support in communication with all relevant agencies and at:
- Legal proceedings
We will help you with such matters as Named Person issues, Advance and Personal Statements, Appeals to Tribunals and in accessing and getting the best out of resources available to you.
Follow the links to see what services are available in your area: