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WE ARE ALL HUMAN

WE ALL HAVE RIGHTS.

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At REACH, we make rights accessible through our approved SQA training which is accredited at level 7 by SCQF.

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ABOUT US...

WE ARE

REACH

ADVOCACY SCOTLAND

 

 

We are a grassroots charity who believe in making rights accessible.

 

To promote this, we have developed the first human rights-based advocacy award which is accredited at level 7 by SCQF and is quality assured by SQA. The course expands individual's knowledge and understanding of human rights and advocacy, promoting the fulfillment and protection of human rights in our society.

 

 

At REACH, we believe that communities know best, therefore upon individuals completing training, we encourage communities to apply for funding to establish a human rights-based advocacy service in their locality. In doing so, REACH want to ensure sustainability is at the heart of this educational model. 

 

 

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RIGHTS

EMPOWERMENT

ASPIRATION

CHOICE

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SO...

WE ALL HAVE RIGHTS.

How do we make them accessible to all? 


At REACH  we offer education and training in human rights based advocacy.

95%  of workshop attendees left knowing how to apply a human right based approach in their work with patients and clients.

Out of 7 workshop groups made up of 12-15 candidates in each, on average.

We offer two different programmes :

REACH  

Advocacy Practice Award -SCQF level 7. 

REACH  Advocacy Practice Award is an SCQF level 7 qualification, the only SQA approved course in human rights based advocacy.

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REACH workshops .

REACH delivers  1 day  workshops for frontline organisations and staff.

These workshops show how to apply a human rights based approach in their work with patients and clients.

As the training focuses on human rights, it is relevant for everyone.

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To be healthier
we need to be fairer...

The only way to create a fairer society is to ensure human rights are upheld, fulfilled and protected.

OUR WHY

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”
Nelson Mandela,
South African civil rights activist

OUR STORY

We have always believed education is the gateway for creating lasting social change.

We formed REACH Advocacy in 2010.

By 2013 we had received SQA approval of the Advocacy Practice Award.

By 2015  we had achieved approved training centre status, allowing us to put individuals through our SQA accredited Award. 

It wasn't until 2017 when we first secured funding from the Big Lottery, allowing us to deliver the first dedicated rights- based advocacy service for substance use and mental health populations. Alongside this, we also facilitated our accredited SQA Advocacy Award within communities.  

 

Following successfully completing our Award, graduates established the first dedicated rights based advocacy service within Argyle and Bute (LASS) In October 2020.

In 2021 we were fortunate to be funded by Drug Death Task Force (DDTF) to deliver Human Rights Based Awareness workshops & Accredited rights based training to workforce and communities across Scotland. Part of this collaborative project with Public Health Scotland is to disseminate awareness of the new Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Standards within a wider Human Rights Based Approach. 

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