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    Barnardo’s Hear 4 U – Dumfries & Galloway

    Provides advocacy to children and young people under 18 who are looked after and accomodated by Dumfries and Galloway Council including those looked after outwith the local authority area or to children and young people who are struggling with their emotional health and well-being under the terms of the Mental Health Care and Treatment (Scotland) Act 2003
    Telephone : 01387 264733
    Email : Hear4U@barnardos.org.uk
    Web Address : http://www.barnardos.org.uk/hear4u.htm

    Barnardo’s Hear 4 U – North Ayrshire

    Advocacy is provided for children and young people aged 5-26 who are looked after and accommodated in residential, foster care, kinship and at home, on the child protection register, or have emotional well-being and mental health issues under the terms of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. Children with Additional Support Needs.
    Telephone : 01294 557439
    Email : Hear4U@barnardos.org.uk
    Web Address : http://www.barnardos.org.uk/hear4u.htm

    Clan Childlaw

    Clan Childlaw is a unique legal and advocacy service for children and young people. Delivers free, confidential legal advice and representation in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Glasgow. The service helps children and young people up to the age of 18, or 21 if they have been Looked After. Provides free information and guidance about children's rights and the law to family members, carers and adults who work with children or young people in Scotland.
    Telephone : 0808 129 0522
    Email : info@clanchildlaw.org
    Web Address : https://www.clanchildlaw.org/

    LGBT Youth Scotland

    LGBT Youth Scotland's mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
    Telephone : 0131 555 3940
    Email : info@lgbtyouth.org.uk
    Web Address : http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

    Moray Rights, Advocacy and Mediation

    The Children and Young People's Rights Service provides advocacy to the following groups: - looked after children and young people - young people who wish to appeal an exclusion from school or a change in their Educational Maintenance Allowance - young people who would like support to speak to adults about their additional support needs, problems with bullying, living with domestic abuse etc. - young people who would like support to make a complaint
    Telephone : 01343 564170
    Email : moray@children1st.org.uk
    Web Address : https://www.children1st.org.uk/

    My Rights, My Say

    All children have the right to have their views considered when decisions are being made about the support they get with their learning. Children aged 12–15 with additional support needs have specific rights to be involved in decisions that affect them. My Rights, My Say provides: - advice and information about a child’s rights - advocacy to support a child to have their voice heard when talking to their school - independent support to make sure the child’s views are heard in formal processes (such as assessments) - support to enhance professional practice in listening to children’s views - legal representation to support a child making a reference to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal.
    Web Enquiry Form : https://myrightsmysay.scot/referral/
    Web Address : https://myrightsmysay.scot/
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