The Children and Young People’s Rights Service
- General Information
- What does the Children and Young People’s Rights Worker do?
- Who can use the Children and Young People’s Rights Service?
- What rights do children and young people have?
- Contact Details
The Service is run by CHILDREN 1st in partnership with the Moray Council. It is an independent and confidential service although confidentiality is not guaranteed where a child may be in danger.
This is comprised of two services which are:
- The Children and Young People's Rights Service
- The Child Protection Advocacy Service
What does the Children and Young People’s Rights Worker do?
- She can provide information and advice on children and young people’s rights
- She can support children and young people to have their views heard in matters that affect them
- She can support them to put forward their views on the services they receive
Who can use the Children and Young People’s Rights Service?
- Young people who are living away from home in foster care, children’s homes or residential schools
- Young people who attend meetings such as Children’s Hearings, Looked After Child Reviews, education reviews, Child Protection Case Conferences, Integrated Assessment and Planning meetings, Fostering and Adoption Panels etc.
- Young people who wish to appeal an exclusion from school or a change in their Educational Maintenance Allowance
- Young people who would like support to speak to adults about their additional support needs, problems with bullying, living with domestic abuse etc.
- Young people who would like support to make a complaint.
What rights do children and young people have?
These rights are laid down by international convention, Scottish law and government policy.
You can find out more:
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
- The Children(Scotland) Act 1995
- The Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc Act 2000
- The Human Rights Act 1998
- The Additional Support for Learning (Scotland) Act
If you want to know about what young people can legally do at what age try https://young.scot/get-informed/what-can-you-do-at-what-age/.
If you would like to speak to the Children and Young People’s Rights Worker about children and young people’s rights or to ask for support please
Tel: 0800 169 4394
0800 169 4394