St John of God Dublin South East Services is committed to the promotion and protection of the rights of individuals with disability, using a human rights-based approach. Every effort is made to ensure that Service Users are fully informed and are supported to exercise their rights in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006.
All Person-Centred Plans (PCP’s) are rights informed with the aim of supporting each individual to exercise the rights that are important to them.
The Equality and Human Rights committee in Dublin South East acts to support individuals receiving services from us to address and resolve, as appropriate, any rights restrictions that are in their lives.
Advocacy in DSE is guided by a Regional Advocacy Plan. Our focus is on offering advocacy in the everyday and supporting advocacy in action. We use communication strategies appropriate to each person’s individual communication level, to empower them to have their voices heard.
This approach to Advocacy is supported by the development of an Advocacy Plan for each day service unique to the individuals who attend it.
Service User information evenings are held every three months where attendees get the opportunity to voice their opinions and provide feedback.
Dublin South East will engage with the National Advocacy Service (NAS) to provide independent advocacy, if required.