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Know Your Rights

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries who have promised to protect children’s rights.

A Guide to Being In Care

We put this guide together to help you and others like you who have just come into care. It will tell you what it’s like to be in care, what to expect and how to cope with the good and the bad.

IRO Handbook

A guide about Independent Reviewing Officers (known as “IROs”). They have an important role in deciding what happens in your future.

Black Country Advocacy

Black Country Advocacy is an independent, confidential service for children and young people who are involved with social care.

Who's Who in Children's Services

A guide to the people you'll probably meet in children's services, if you are looked after or a care leaver.

Child Protection Conference

This explains what a Child Protection Conference is, how you are involved, and how you can influence the help you get.

Your Rights of Contact

Your rights to be heard when you are in contact with children’s services – a guide for children and young people in England.

Why Rights Matter

The UNCRC is at the centre of work to promote and protect the rights of England’s 12 million children and young people.