Your rights as a child or young person in care
Find out what your rights are while you are in out-of-home care (OOHC).
Spending time with your family
If you're in out-of-home care, you still have the right to stay in contact with your family, including your siblings.
Talk to your caseworker about:
- how you can stay in touch with your family - by phone, online or catch ups
- how often you can see your family
- what you would like to do with family members.
Your caseworker has the responsibility for ensuring you can spend time with family and will organise a meeting to talk about how this can happen with all the people involved such as your foster carer/s, parents/other family members and others where relevant.
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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019