As a young person in care, you have rights that are protected by law. A right is something you’re entitled to. It’s not a privilege, and it can never be taken away. It’s part of Who Cares? Scotland’s job to promote and protect your rights. We also help make sure you know what your rights are, and we’ll support you if you think they’re not being taken seriously.
Our Charter of Rights has been written by young people in care. It shows you the rights you’re entitled to as a young person in care in Scotland. It’s a good place to go to if you want to check up on your rights at any time.
As well as our Charter, you can take a look at the other documents that explain the rights you’re entitled to, and give you more information. These are:
- Who Cares? Scotland Charter of Rights
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
- National Care Standards
- Care Commission – FAQs
You can read these documents on this site, or download them. To read documents in PDF format you’ll need Adobe Reader. Download it for free here