Confused about your rights? Frustrated that no one is listening to you? Not sure if you could benefit from an Advocate? Ring our Rochdale Children's Helpline now on 0300 303 4170.

Sometimes it can feel like everyone is making decisions for you. Sometimes you may not feel listened to, but It’s important to remember that we all have a right to be heard.

What are my rights?

Everybody has rights. Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, in the UK, our rights are protected by law.

Sometimes it can feel like no one is paying attention to you or that decisions are being made about things that you don’t want. You have a right to be involved about anything that affects your life.

You have a right to have your say on the things that matter to you, no matter how old you are. You have this right from when you are born and all throughout your life.

Children’s Rights Helpline

Our Children’s Rights Helpline is there for you if you are having problems or need help or advice. If you feel that people are making decisions for you, or that you aren’t being listen to, we can help.

Who are we?

We are not social workers or professionals. We do not work on behalf of your care placement or the local council. We are completely independent and only interested in you and what you want.

We are called Advocates. We ‘advocate’ for what you want and help you to say what you would like to happen.

If you tell us something in confidence – that is something you don’t want anyone else to know - we will not tell anyone else. The only time we may have to tell someone, is if we feel you are in danger.

How can an Advocate help you?

Our Advocates can support you or speak for you if you want. We can:

  • Provide you with further information about your rights
  • Help you become involved in important decisions
  • Attend important meetings with you
  • Help you challenge decisions that have been made
  • Help you with a change of placement
  • Help you plan for your future and leaving care

Our helpline will ensure you:

  • Are aware of their rights
  • Have their say about things that are affecting them
  • Provide information and advice to better inform them
  • Guide them through their concerns
  • Help them plan for their future and leaving care
  • Help find them an Independent Visitor, a volunteer who befriends and supports them during their time in care

We can help you with any questions or concerns you have about your time in care. 

Call our Helpline on 0300 303 4170, or you can speak to an Advocate online now via our Live Chat.

  • This helpline is only available to children and young people in Rochdale.

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