Prison Advocacy .

Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross support prisoners who are facing issues which affect their mental wellbeing.

Prisoners may find it difficult to express their views, to take in all the information they are presented with, or to consider their options. An independent advocate can help people to share their views, without being influenced by other people.

One of the ways independent advocacy can support individuals is by contacting relevant professionals and supporting discussions. An independent advocate can ask questions or request information on the person’s behalf.


Prison Advocacy

Prison Advocacy

Independent advocacy is about supporting people to participate in the decision making processes that affect their life regarding their welfare, care and treatment.  We support people through many situations, including .

We can: 

  • Help you to prepare for your meeting – what you want to say
  • Attend meetings with you or for you
  • Help you to access a solicitor
  • Help you to look at and consider your options
  • Help you to access information about decisions you may need to make

We will:

  • Support you in expressing your views, and represent your views if necessary
  • Respect your individuality and your right to be socially included

We will not:

  • Judge what you say, think or feel
  • Tell you what you should do
  • Encourage you to make a particular decision
Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Information for prisoners and their familiesVisit Website
Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Release from prisonVisit Website
Scottish Government – Support for families and friends of prisoners Visit Website
Scottish Government – Prison lifeVisit Website
Families OutsideVisit Website
Scottish Government – Staying in touch with someone in prison Visit Website

If you require the support of Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross please contact us on 01738 587887 or send us a message using our contact form.