Children's Rights

This information is for children and young people who are looked after and accommodated by the Council. 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

For more information about your rights see the useful contacts and useful links sections.

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 look after away from home and care leavers.

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 away from home and to care leavers)
Glasgow City Council
City Chambers East
40 John Street
Glasgow G1 1JL
Phone: 0141 276 5631
Email: ChildrensRightsService@sw.glasgow.gov.uk

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


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


Who Cares? (Scotland)
(A voluntary organisation who work directly with care experienced children and young people)
5 Oswald Street
Glasgow G1 4QB
Phone: 0141 226 4441
www.whocaresscotland.org/


Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
(To help children and young people understand their rights and make sure rights are respected)
Rosebery House
9 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh EH12 5EZ
Phone: 0131 346 5350
Freephone: 0800 0191179
www.cypcs.org.uk


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


Scottish Child Law Centre
(Provides free legal advice and representation to children and young people)
54 East Crosscauseway
Edinburgh, EH8 9HD 
Phone: 0131 667 6333
Young People's Advice Line: 0800 328 8970
www.sclc.org.uk/


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


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

 

Contact Children's Rights

  • Phone 0141 276 5631
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