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What do we offer?

Advice and support regarding children and young people's rights.

Advocacy Services for children in care.

Independent Visitors for children in care.

Participation Activities – a chance for children and young people to get involved and have a say on services and things that matter to them.

The opportunity to develop new skills and experiences.

The Children In Care Council is run by children and young people in care.  These young people make sure that councillors and senior managers in children’s services are made aware of things that matter and make improvements.

Who can use our services?

Anyone aged between 5 and 18 can access the service if they are considered ‘in need’ under the Children Act 1989.  We provide additional services to children and young people who are in care or leaving care aged 5 – 21 (and up to 24 years for ‘eligible’ Care Leavers).


We believe that children and young people matter, that they should be listened to and should have their say in decisions that affect their lives and the services they receive.


We currently provide training to the following:

  • those considering fostering

  • the Fostering Induction Programme

  • university students on Social Work BA and MA programmes

  • The Council’s Social Care Induction Programme

  • independent/private providers, as applicable

  • social workers

  • designated teachers for young people in care

    If you would like us to provide training for you, please contact the Team on 01482 396828 or email rights4u@eastriding.gov.uk

Use the links at the left to find out more about the Participation and Rights Team, what we do, and how you can get involved.

The Participation and Rights Team newsletters

Pledge Evaluation form for CFAS staff