Rights booklet for young people who are Looked After away from home

Date: 13th May 2014
Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
Author: Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has published a booklet to inform children looked after away from home about their rights.

The booklet indicates that it should be received alongside information about a child's current placement. The Scottish Government has an additional Rights booklet for young people in secure care.

The booklet is organised around six key rights areas: dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realising potential and equality and diversity. These key areas are also contained within the National Care Standards, which have been set by the Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate.