Excellence

We are extremely proud of our large and experienced team of staff and volunteer advocates.


90% of people we ask are very satisfied with the quality of our work.


All of our paid advocacy staff receive:

  • Regular supervision
  • Peer support
  • IAQ Qualification (Diploma in Independent Advocacy)

Our volunteers receive all the training that they need, and access to our Volunteer Manager for support with their role.


Dorset Advocacy’s IMCA service is extremely impressive and the knowledge of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates about their role and the rights of people they support is exceptional.  The reports that the IMCA’s produce are extremely well written – professional, respectful and robust – focusing on the person, their needs and preferences, the things that are important to them as well as referencing case law as appropriate.  IMCA’s were excited about their role and had a good understanding of the different functions an IMCA has.  Their understanding of recent rulings from the Court of Protection and how these could impact on the people they worked with was also extremely impressive.

Quality Performance Mark: Assessment Report 2015

We hold the following quality accreditations:

  • Quality Performance Mark for Advocacy
  • Investors in People
  • Investors in Volunteers

We seek feedback from everyone who we work with, our staff team and volunteers. We continually strive to improve the quality of the advocacy we provide.