The Children’s Rights Service is for children and young people in care in Wigan and out of borough placements and aims to ensure that children and young people are able to voice their opinions on matters that affect them, and to have those opinions considered within decision making processes.
The service has established close partnership links to the advocacy and Independent visitor services and can offer a range of opportunities for Children and Young people in care to have their say and be taken seriously.
Children’s Rights can offer children and young people in care:
- Support in making a complaint and having an independent person to advocate on their behalf.
- Assistance for those who have no contact with family or close family friends from an independent person who does not work for Wigan council and who will befriend them and offer non judgmental advice and guidance.
- An option to join a youth care council and voice their opinions to help influence the way that they and others are cared for.
- Opportunities to get involved in creative projects, fun activities and to put their (and others in care) points across to people who make decisions about them and the way in which they are cared for.
If you are in care or work with and care for a young person or child and want to know more about getting involved or feel that you may want to use the service, contact the Children’s Rights Officer.