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Children's Rights


Child Safety has an obligation to ensure that the child in care:

anglo family• Has a safe and stable living environment.
• Is placed in care that best meets the child’s needs and is most culturally appropriate.atsi grandparents
family• Maintains relationships with the child’s family and community.


• Is consulted about decisions affecting the child’s life and given information

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• Has access to dental, medical, therapeutic services and education and job training opportunities.



Can my child do anything about a decision that has been made by Child Safety?

YES! A child can:

phone• Contact the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian who can negotiate with Child Safety on their behalf.

• Tell a Child Safety Officer what they want.

• Ask for their OWN lawyer. children's lawyer


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