Non Instructed Advocacy (Watching Brief)

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Dewsbury Town Hall

Wakefield Old Road


WF12 8DG

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description


Course Detail

This course will be of particular relevance to any advocates who may be called upon to practice in a non-instructed way; including both Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA) and Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA)

Trainer: Steve Gray

Steve has over 15 years’ experience of working in Advocacy services. Prior to working in the advocacy sector Steve was a post graduate student at Keele University where he gained a MA and DipSW in Social Work. During his time at Keele he completed a thesis which examined the Power Dynamics within the Advocacy Relationship.

On graduating from Keele University in September 2003, Steve commenced employment at Advocacy Services in Staffordshire (Asist) as a Generic Advocate; during this period Steve supported people with a disabilities and/or mental health needs with a wide range of issues in a variety of settings.

In September 2007 he was successful in gaining the post of Generic Team Coordinator, and was subsequently employed as the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)/Generic Team Co-ordinator in September 2012. In both of these positions Steve maintained a caseload and was responsible for the day-to-day management of these teams.

As one of the first of advocates in the United Kingdom to be trained as an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) March of 2007, Steve was initially involved in the development of Asist’s IMCA service from its inception. In August 2013 Steve was asked to give evidence on behalf of Asist as a panel member at the House of Lords Select Committee, as part of their review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

During his time at Asist, Steve provided advocacy training to a large number of organisations and also delivered workshops and lectures at a number of UK universities to both Undergraduate and Post Graduate students.

In August 2013 Steve was successfully appointed to the post of Director of Operations (Joint CEO) of Asist. In this position he held overall operational responsibility for the organisation and Staff and in conjunction with the Director of Funding he was also responsible for overall development of the service.

In 2015 Steve’s left Asist to take on a more active role as a director in an established consultancy. Steve’s particular areas of personal specialty are Generic Advocacy Theory and Practice training, Mental Capacity Act Training, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) training, Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) training and Non-Instructed Advocacy training.

Who are Cloverleaf Advocacy

Cloverleaf Advocacy is an independent charity established in 1995, based in the North of England. Our services support over 8,000 people each year.

We provide high quality advocacy services to people with mental health needs, learning disabilities, older people, people with physical and sensory impairment, and carers. This includes people in hospitals, secure mental health units and residential homes.

'Advocacy' is all about helping people to control their own lives.

We support people to make their own decisions, have their voices heard, their rights respected and to achieve their own goals. We support people to say what they want, even when other people may not agree with their decisions.

We help people to understand and be involved in health & social care processes that affect them, and aim to reduce people’s dependency on statutory services. People who use our services and their carers are at the heart of our organisation.

Cloverleaf Connect are the training arm of Cloverleaf Advocacy




What can/can't I bring to the event?

Refreshments are provided during the day but you should take your own lunch.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes this can be transferred up to 7 day before the event. Please contact admin@cloverleaf-connect.co.uk

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please contact admin@cloverleaf-connect.co.uk

What is the refund policy?

We require a minimum of 21 days notice if a refund is required.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

If you wish to transfer the registration to someone else please contact: admin@cloverleaf-connect.co.uk

Special needs / requests

If you have any special requests such as a hearing loop or access requirements then please notify admin@cloverleaf-connect.co.uk We will ensure you have everything you need on the day to make the training run smoothly.

Share with friends

Date and Time


Dewsbury Town Hall

Wakefield Old Road


WF12 8DG

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved