The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This newsletter provides an update on the progress of the SIAA. Points of interest include highlights of the SIAA annual meeting, in particular presentations on the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.
The newsletter also provides details about the inspection of the Scottish Borders Council after cases of abuse of vulnerable adults were uncovered. Information is also provided about SIAA's remit to provide training and support for members of the advocacy movement, service providers and other professionals.