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Children's Rights

Contact Children's Rights

  • Phone 0141 276 5631

This information is for children and young people who are looked after by residential and foster carers. The information may be of interest to all children and young people.

What are Children's Rights?

All children and young people have rights and your rights should always be respected:

  • your best interests must always come first
  • you should always be treated fairly
  • your views must be considered and taken into account in all matters affecting you

An important document for children and young people is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are there to protect you and help you have a good life.

The key rights for children within the UNCRC come under three main areas:

  • Protection Rights - to be safe
  • Provision Rights - to be well looked after
  • Participation Rights - to have your say and be listened to

Children and young people who cannot be looked after by their own family should:

  • be looked after properly, by people who respect their religion, culture and language
  • have their situation reviewed regularly
  • have the same rights as all children and young people when they seek asylum or have refugee status

The Children's Rights Service provides rights information and advocacy support to children and young people looked after by residential or foster carers and young people in continuing care or aftercare.

For more information about your rights, see the useful contacts and links or contact the Children's Rights Service.


Children's Rights Useful contacts

Children's Rights Service
(Offers rights information, support and advocacy to children and young people from Glasgow who are looked after by residential or foster carers and to young people in continuing care or after care)

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership
Commonwealth House
32 Albion Street
Glasgow G1 1LH
Phone: 0141 276 5631

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 4:45pm
Friday 8:45am to 3:55pm

Advocacy Services

Barnardo's Hear 4U Service 
(A voluntary organisation that offers advocacy and support for young people in their Children's Hearings)
Hear 4u Advocacy Children's Hearing System | Barnardo's

Partners in Advocacy
(A voluntary organisation who provide advocacy to young people)

Who Cares? (Scotland)
(A voluntary organisation who work directly with care experienced children and young people)
Phone: 0141 226 4441

Get a Social Work Service

Local Social Work Office
If you already have a Social Worker you can contact them at their office directly during office hours)

Social Care Direct
(Provides information, guidance and requests for a service if required during office hours)
Phone: 0141 287 0555
Textphone: 18001 0141 287 0555

Glasgow and Partners Emergency Social Work Service
(Provides an emergency social work service out of normal office hours)
Phone: 0300 343 1505

Your Support Your Way Glasgow
(Information, advice and signposting website that enables people to find social care information in their area that can help)

Support, Advice and Information

Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
(To help children and young people understand their rights and make sure rights are respected)
Phone: 0131 346 5350
Freephone: 0800 0191179

(A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19)
Phone: 0800 1111
Open 24 Hours

Scottish Child Law Centre
(Provides free legal advice and representation to children and young people)
Phone: 0131 667 6333
Young People's Advice Line: 0800 328 8970

Young Scot
(Scottish Information Organisation for Young People Aged 11-26)
Phone: 0808 8010338


Contact Children's Rights

  • Phone 0141 276 5631
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