Friends, family and YOU
You can ask to have more contact with your siblings
You have the right to have contact with your family, which includes your brothers and sisters. The type of contact you can have with your brothers and sisters may vary, depending on your situation. Talk to your caseworker about:
- the type of contact you can have with your brothers and sisters (phone, on line, catch ups, letters),
- the kind of contact you would like to have,
- the kind of contact your brothers and sisters would like to have,
- how often you can see each other.
If you do not want to see or speak to someone in your family, talk to your caseworker about this too.
It is your caseworker's responsibility to make sure you have contact with your brothers and sisters, as long as it is safe for you and your family.
"87% of young people in care 15 years and over report getting as much help as they need staying in touch with friends and family"
~ FACS 2015 National out-of-home care survey NSW dataset