To support the person to understand their rights under the Care Act and be fully involved in:
- Needs assessments, young carers assessments, carers assessments
- Transitions assessments (Children to Adult Services)
- Care/support plans and care reviews (including joint health needs assessments)
- Safeguarding enquiries and adult safeguarding reviews.
The person has care and support needs.
Children (under 18)
The child is in transition from Children to Adult Services and has care and support needs and is subject to a child’s needs assessment.
The person is having an assessment of potential future needs for support.
The person is having an assessment of potential future needs for support. They are and will continue to be able/willing to care for the adult.
AND the person has a substantial difficulty AND there is no appropriate person who is willing and able to support the person’s active involvement.
Exceptions can also apply when there is an appropriate person, if:
- A placement is being considered in NHS funded provision (Hospital for 4 weeks or more OR Care home for 8 weeks or more) AND the local authority believes an advocate would be in the best interests of the person.
- There is a disagreement between the local authority and the appropriate individual AND they BOTH agree that an advocate would be in the best interests of the person.