What is a Children's Rights Worker?
The service aims to promote the rights of Looked after children and young people, through providing independent rights, advocacy and Independent visitors in accordance with national standards.
- To ensure that children and young people are supported to be heard and can contribute to decision making that effects their lives.
- To enable children and young people to gain access to services they are in need of and are entitled to.
- To ensure children and young people are informed of their rights under the Children's Act 1989 and 2004 and the UN Convention on the rights of the child.
- To highlight issues of policy and practice to the various departments and agencies in Oldham, which provide services to children and young people.
- To provide advice and support to individual children and young people who require it in line with best practice and care Matters white paper ( June 2007).
The worker will respect the confidentiality and individuality of children/young people who use the service and offer independent and un biased advice, support and advocacy.
If you would like to speak to a Children's Rights Worker please ring 0800 027 4431 or text 077144 12370