Advocacy is “the process of identifying with and representing a person’s views and concerns, in order to secure enhanced rights and entitlements, undertaken by someone who has little or no conflict of interest” Henderson & Pochin (2001)

Courses Offered:

SHEP have been involved in Advocacy Training for more than twenty years. Currently, two training courses are open to members of the public. Details below:

  • SHEP Certificate in Introduction to Advocacy (Next course is starting September 2024. To register your interest, please contact

Details of the introduction to Advocacy Course can be found here -Â

  • SHEP Certified Self-Advocacy Course: Developing Our Skills to Speak Up and Speak Out (currently not on offer but planned for 2025)

SHEP also offers bespoke advocacy training to groups who would like to improve their self advocacy skills. For more information, please contact .