The PACYPC approaches its systems advocacy work in a number of ways. Sometimes it may be one issue for one person that highlights a systems gap that may be applicable to a broader cohort and that would benefit from systems change.
It could be a progression in contemporary thinking and research into best practice that highlights a need for systems improvement and change. It could also arise as a result of systems analysis into other issues, which may highlight a disconnect or contributing factor within other systems.
Systems advocacy can also arise from everyday engagement with systems that are functioning well, but where applying the principle of continuous improvement results in service improvements that enhance the functioning further.
The systems advocacy work we do seeks to:
Individual matters provide us with examples and help us to work out:
Systems advocacy may take various forms and typically builds upon the outcomes of research, inquiries and reviews that seek to improve our understanding of the issues at hand.
The information obtained through these processes is used to advocate for systemic changes by engaging with directorates, agencies, and relevant stakeholders to identify what can be done to improve outcomes for people experiencing vulnerability.