Decision details

Advocacy Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Children and Adult Services submitted a report (previously circulated) to provide details of the advocacy arrangements within Adult Social Care Services.


The authority is under a statutory duty to provide independent advocacy services for people with adult social care needs who need care and support and a new contract for the provision of these statutory services within Darlington was awarded to Darlington Association on Disability (DAD) on 1 April 2018.


The submitted report outlined the Council’s duty under the Care Act 2014; the new arrangements with DAD and monitoring information provided by DAD in respect of advocacy activities in the contract April to June 2018; along with the Advocacy Charter and Code of Practice DAD adheres to.


RESOLVED – (a) That the advocacy services commissioned by the Council to support individuals with adult social care needs be noted.


(b) That the monitoring information provided by Darlington Association on Disability in respect of advocacy services during 1 April 2018 to June 2018 be noted.


Publication date: 16/01/2019

Date of decision: 11/09/2018

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2018 - Adults and Housing Scrutiny Committee

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