Who can use the Children's Rights Service?
The Children’s Rights Service is there for all children and young people who are, or have been, looked after by Aberdeenshire Council. It is also there for children and young people who have been placed in a residential school for their education.
Being looked after can mean that you are living away from home at the moment. You might be living in:
- a children's home
- a foster family
- a residential school
- a secure unit
Or it can mean living at home while on a supervision requirement from a Children’s Hearing. If you are living away from home or are looked after at home, or have moved on from care, you have important rights which must be respected.
Anyone can ask for help from the Children's Rights Service, but the children's rights officer will only get involved with the agreement of the young person.