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Last updated: 2019/10/02

Systems Advocacy

"Systems Advocacy, with a small "s", refers to advocacy initiatives in the context of organisations/agencies or community that will influence programs and practices to benefit children/youth."



 

All systems advocacy is generated by case advocacy. When it is clear that 'the way things are done' interferes with the quality of life and development of children and youth, then 'the way things are done' needs to be changed. In other words, systems advocacy is required. This is the next step in becoming an empowered community. 



In all our community interactions we are constantly encouraging people to look at the contexts and the 'whys' of a situation; to ask questions about what needs to change and how changes can be made.  We do this mainly through forums and networks, but also in our support groups, workshops and during training.