The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care has greatly improved the way that young people in care are treated.
It has been a stepping-stone towards young people being treated with dignity and respect. It is important that young people are aware of these rights, so that they can take control of their living situation and not be subjected to any unfair or unethical treatment.
The Office of the Guardian put together the charter of rights with the involvement of lots of young people’s consultation and opinions. Time has passed, and lots of change is still necessary. A review of rights for young people in care is set to begin. This review will again involve the voices of young people.
You are invited to put your perspectives forward. Let’s create further positive changes for young people who are still living in care!
You can email one of Penny Wright’s advocates, as detailed in the article below: