New Websites Help Children and Young People Understand Their Rights

We've developed two new websites to support children and young people to understand their rights.

Get Your Rights

Get Your Rights is a new interactive website which helps to explain to children and young people their rights when using the NHS. It has been developed in partnership and co-produced with children and young people, and sets out their rights in an interactive and accessible way.

It includes videos from young people telling their stories about how the rights have made a difference to them, and messages from professionals explaining why they value young people’s rights.

There is also a resource hub with links to practical support for professionals.

It also has advice on what to do if young people are concerned their rights haven’t been respected, including information about their local Healthwatch and how to get in touch with them.

 

Information, Advice and Support Services Network website

The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASSN) have developed a new website which aims to help disabled children and young people and those with SEN better understand what rights they have for accessing information, advice and support across education, health and social care. The website also contains full contact details for IAS Services across England.

Recent SEND reforms have ensured that disabled children and young people and those with SEN have a right to receive impartial information, advice and support (IAS) on matters relating to their SEN/Disability. IAS should be provided to CYP covering education, health and social care.

This website aims to help children and young people better understand what rights they have for accessing information, advice and support. The website also contains full contact details for all IAS Services across England.