var replace_font_color = “000000”;var replace_background_color = “CC66FF” ;Your Rights and the Law

Whether you are at school, college, university, working or unemployed, you need to understand both your rights and your responsibilities. You need to know how to stay within the law and how the law can protect you. Legal issues can be complicated, so always get proper advice!

GENERALLY USEFUL CONTACT POINTS

  • Stockport Children’s Rights and Advocacy Service (For children and young people who have been or who are in care)
    0161 429 6630

CRIME

  • Greater Manchester Police
    0161 872 5050
  • Stockport Law Centre (Free legal advice, assistance and representation)
    0161 476 6336
  • Youth Offending Team (YOT)
    0161 476 2876

EQUALITY

  • Equal Opportunities Commission (Manchester)
    08456 015901
    www.eoc.org.uk
  • Commission for Racial Equality (Manchester)
    0161 835 5500
    www.cre.gov.uk
  • South Manchester Race Discrimination Service
    0161 343 3399
  • Diverse Not Different (DND) Forum (for Young People with a Disability)

Contacts: The Countryside Foundation Stockport or Stockport Youth Service:

  • Stockport English Language Service
    0161 477 9000

EMPLOYMENT

  • ACAS – Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Aims to prevent and resolve employment disputes)
    0161 833 8585
    www.acas.org.uk
  • TUC – Trades Union Congress (Campaigns for a fair deal at work)
    North West Region: 0151 236 5432
    National: 020 7636 4030
    www.tuc.org.uk

_uacct = “UA-2908504-7”;urchinTracker();