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Advocacy QPM Survey

It’s been nearly 10 years since the original Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) was launched by Action for Advocacy in 2008.

The award continues to be a well-used and well-respected indicator of excellence in advocacy in England and Wales and one that advocacy organisations tell us is hugely helpful in developing policy and practice and delivering the best advocacy services they can.

We are now updating the Advocacy QPM and would really appreciate it if you could spare around 10 minutes to complete our survey. Your thoughts and views are really important in helping us improve the QPM. Please also share the survey link – we want to make sure we have heard from as many of you as possible!

QPM has had a couple of updates over the years, the most recent being in 2014 when NDTi took over the management and administration of the QPM award process. We’ve received a great deal of helpful feedback from those who have undertaken the QPM about how it can be further strengthened and streamlined and now we want to ask you some specific questions to inform the next update. For those of you that want to be reminded of the current version of QPM you can find a pdf version of the workbook here.

We will be using the information from the survey to help us with further consultation and engagement with the sector and to make decisions about developments and improvements to QPM.

Our plan is to launch the updated QPM in April 2018. For those organisations currently undertaking QPM – please don’t worry! The updated version will still be based on what we are currently doing and the core advocacy principles that underpin good practice and the QPM, so if you’re mid-way through the process, there’s no need to delay. We will continue to support you through the existing QPM.

If you have any questions about the survey or the QPM update, please feel free to contact us at or speak to Gail Petty, Advocacy Lead at NDTi on 07764 972135.

Thank you for taking the time to help us by completing and sharing the survey!

Please note this survey will close on the 15th September.


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