Your right to be heard and taken seriously

You have a right to be involved in all decisions about your plans for leaving care. You have a right to support from an independent advocate if you are thinking about challenging decisions about the care we give you.

Independent advocates can inform you about your rights and help you to be heard in meetings. They are separate from social services.

Bolton Children and Young Peoples Service can provide independent advocacy.

You have a right to see the information we keep about you, including the files and records written about you when you were in care.