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Designated Teachers

Information for Designated Teachers for Young People in Care

The Children’s Participation and Rights Team is part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Children, Families and Adult Services.

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 with limited family contact
  • 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.

Can we help?

As the designated teacher for young people in care you may have pupils who would benefit from the services of the Participation and Rights Team, or we may be able to be of assistance to you in your role.

The links below will let you download information and posters about the team.

Please contact us if we can be of any help.
The team is based at Anlaby Children's Centre, First Lane, Anlaby, HU10 6UE.
Our telephone number is 01482 396828
Our email address is rights4u@eastriding.gov.uk