The main functions of the service are:
- To provide information about rights and
responsibilities to looked after and accommodated children and
- Assist children and young people in making
complaints and offer support and advice through the process
- Help young people present their views at
meetings such as Children’s Hearings and other meetings
- Ensure that young people know about the
complaints procedure and how to use it
The service provided by the Children’s Rights
Service is available to children and young people who are looked
after and accommodated by East Dunbartonshire Council.
The service aim to:
- Help young people to represent their views at
meetings such as Children’s Hearing and Looked After Children
Reviews. Our contact number is 07919044557 and messages left
Other useful numbers are:
Who Cares Scotland 0141 226
The Line (Childline for children in care) 0800
Childline 0800 1111
Scottish Child Law Centre 0131 667 6333
Children’s Rights Service
Social Work Department
Children's Rights Services Booklets
Please see booklets provided by Children’s
Rights Services in Scotland.
Booklet 1 explains what children and young
people can expect if they are being looked after away from
home. It provides information about young people’s rights and
the responsibilities of adults who are caring and looking after
them. It also describes what happens at a Children’s Hearing
and a Review.
Booklet 2 provides information for young
people in secure accommodation who despite having lost their
freedom still have rights and it is important for them to have
information on these while living in secure care.
The children’s rights officer will not pass on
anything that you have shared in confidence without your
permission, unless you or someone else is at risk of harm.
Each young person will have open access to any
records kept about him or her by the children’s rights officer
within the parameterise of the data protection act.