These are the principles and values that underpin the work of South Essex Advocacy Services:

What a person says and wants is our guiding criteria

Advocates will encourage and empower people to self-advocate

Advocacy will help people make informed choices

People should be able to choose from a range of advocacy services to best suit their needs

Advocates will always adhere to the Advocacy Code of Practice

Advocacy services must work on the basis, and within the values, of equality and diversity