Charter of Rights

What you need to know while you are in OOHC

These rights in the Charter are for you, so you know what you have a right to while you are in out-of-home care. For example, the right to have contact with family and community, to be respected, and to feel safe.

Charter of Rights

The people working and caring for while you are in OOHC must uphold the rights in the Charter. These are your rights:

  1. You have the right to have contact with your family and community
  2. You have the right to be told why you are in care and to keep a record of your time in care
  3. You have the right to ask for any information that is being kept about you, to read your file and to add information to your file
  4. You have the right to be treated fairly
  5. You have the right to be treated with respect
  6. You have the right to feel safe and not be abused
  7. You have the right to complain
  8. You have the right to services that promote your health and wellbeing
  9. You have the right to ask for extra help with your education
  10. If you have to go to court, you have the right to be helped and supported
  11. You have the right to do things that you enjoy
  12. You have the right to your own beliefs and way of life
  13. You have the right to make choices about everyday matters
  14. You have the right to say what you are thinking and feeling
  15. You have the right to take part in making important decisions affecting your life
  16. Before leaving care, you have the right to be involved in planning the kind of support and assistance you may need after leaving care

Watch the Charter of Rights videos here