What is the project?
This is a joint project between OPAN and Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA). The Advocacy Standards Project aims to develop an Australian standard that has formal recognition and standing, that is auditable and capable of being deployed across the funded Advocacy sector in Australia as the key benchmark of quality and the driver of continuous improvement and development to ensure consistent and quality services to people we serve.
Standard is named AS-5391, and has members from OPAN, DANA, disability and older persons’ peak bodies, research bodies, and, of course, Advocacy agencies who will be the users of the Standard when complete. It also has officials from the Departments of Social Services and Health and Aged Care.
Read the Advocacy Standards FAQs, which explains what it is intended to achieve and how it is meant to be applied to ensure quality in the delivery of Advocacy.