Statutory Advocacy Roles

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the Mental Health Act 2007 (MHA) introduced statutory obligations in England and Wales to provide advocacy services in certain circumstances. There are three types of statutory advocacy service as outlined below.


Statutory Advocacy for individuals who are subject to the Mental Health Act.

Statutory Advocacy for individuals who are subject to the Mental Capacity Act.

The Statutory Advocacy Service for people who are subject to the MCA - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.


Types of Advocacy


Other types of advocacy being practiced across the UK include:

  • Self Advocacy
  • Peer Advocacy
  • Citizen Advocacy
  • Independent Advocacy
  • Non-Instructed Advocacy

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