Many children who are looked after in care or who are in the child protection system are not consulted about matters affecting their lives. Choices are made for them, often without their consent.

We provide these children with independent advocates and are developing advocacy and participation practices across all areas of work to ensure that more children have a say in important decisions that are made about their lives.

CheckPoint Torbay Children's Rights

Children's Rights in Torbay works with children and young people, ensuring their opinions and experiences influence services in the area.

Missing from Home service

The Children's Society Missing from Home Programme, Manchester, Salford and Oldham

The Children’s Society in the Black Country

Black Country Advocacy Service provides services to children and young people who are in care, leaving care or who have a social worker.

The Children's Society in Cheshire and Warrington

The Children's Society in Cheshire and Warrington provides advocacy and independent visitor services.

The Children's Society in Lancashire

The Children’s Society in Lancashire works predominantly with children and young people who are looked after by Lancashire County Council.

The Children's Society in Oldham

The Children's Society in Oldham was established in 1987 as a result of locally identified needs on the Holts Village Estate.

Rochdale Children’s Rights Service

The Children's Society in Rochdale has always had a vision of joined-up support for children, young people and families.

LEAP programme

LEAP stands for listening, empowerment, advocacy and participation. The LEAP programme is based in West Leeds.