By law, children and young people have rights, whether they live with their families or foster carers. The Charter of Rights for children and young people are covered in:
- the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child
- the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Printable version of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child in child friendly language.
People who work with or care for children in out of home care (foster care) are responsible for supporting these rights and making sure that children and young people have access to the Charter of Rights.
Communities and Jusitce (DCJ) has created printable booklets of the Charter of Rights for children and young people who are in care:
- Charter of Rights — for 7-12 year olds (blue booklet).
- Charter of Rights — for 13-17 year olds (green booklet).
See more Charter of Rights resources.