What are my rights?
It is important for you to know about your rights and responsibilities, so you know what to expect of others, and them of you. You have the right to be looked after well, to feel safe and to have a say in decisions that are made about you. There is a long list of rights, and we will share that information with you; however, the main rights are:
- you should not be treated differently because of your gender, religion, race, sexuality, disability, or for any other reason.
- when adults or organisations like Kibble make decisions that affect you, they must always think first about what is best for you.
- you have the right to say what you think about any decision that affects you, and what you say must be listened to carefully.
Don’t worry, it’s not all serious stuff though, you have the right to enjoy yourself and you will be encouraged to make friends and enjoy hobbies and activities. Above all, we want you to be happy and get the best in life.
To find out more about children’s rights, please read the booklet ‘The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A guide for children and young people’. Your key worker will give you this booklet when you first come here and will also talk to you about your rights.