Rights and Participation

The Rights and Participation Service (RAP) aims to OPTIMISE and EMPOWER children and young people’s involvement in strategic, local and day to day decisions that affect their lives.

We challenge and champion children and young people’s rights to ensure that when decisions are made children and young people are involved, consulted and listened to.

We have a whole team that support children and young people who might be involved with the Children's Trust.

We have a team of advocates; we support our independent visitors, and we work alongside our Children in Care Council and Care Leavers' Forum to make sure that children and young people’s voices are heard loud and clear!

The Children's Trust values young people’s input and we can support this in a range of ways.