The Children and Young People’s Rights Service

General Information

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 www.youngscot.org/info/your-rights-the-law.

Contact Details

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

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0800 169 4394

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