Different legislation gives people a right to access Independent Advocacy.
The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
Gives a right of access to independent advocacy for anyone with a 'mental disorder' including mental ill-health (for which a diagnosis is not required); dementia; personality disorder; acquired brain injury; or learning disability.
The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
Requires the wishes and feelings of an adult with incapacity to be taken into account when expressed by an independent advocate.