It’s easier to read a list if it is broken into bullets, rather than using the Oxford or serial comma in a long sentence.
We introduce a single-sentence list with a colon, use lowercase at the start of the bullet, and end the final bullet with a full-stop.
As your advocate, I will:
- speak with you about your issue
- help you to get the information you need
- help you to express your views.
When the bullets are a complete sentence and one or several lines long, we use a capital letter at the beginning and a full-stop at the end of each bullet.
Other things for trusted adults to consider:
- Be clear that information about the child will not be shared without their agreement, except in very specific circumstances.
- Do not do anything the child does not want you to do, except where the law requires it.
- Irrespective of who is providing advocacy to a child, it is crucial that everyone is clear about the boundaries of the role.
Published: April 9, 2021