Children and young people in care Discover your rights:
Recorded in July 2016
Author: Council of Europe
Publisher: Council of Europe Publishing
Geographic Coverage: Europe
Type of Resource: Report
Vulnerable groups: Children in care settings
Developed with children and young people? Yes
Type of participation: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)
Availability: Open access
Keywords: Care System, Child Friendly, Empower, Professionals, Rights, Young Person Communicate
This publication aims to promote knowledge on the care system in a child-friendly manner, including a child’s rights as a young person in care and how to effectively communicate with professionals in order to empower the child.
Three young people will share stories with you – their own and those of other children and young people in care. This will help you gain a better understanding of how alternative care works, what your rights are as a young person in care and whether these rights are being respected. There are also some concrete examples of issues that arise during the care process that should help you make decisions and improve communication with your caregivers and social workers. Knowing what your rights are and what they mean in your daily life will empower you to speak up and take an active role in your care.