What is meant by the Charter of Rights
The Charter of Rights is for children and young people who are in out of home care was created after consultation with young people and children who had experienced the out-of-home-care system, carers, workers, people in government and NGOs.
It outlines children’s fundamental rights, as well as what the child can expect whilst they are in care.
State Charter of Rights
Every State has a Charter of Rights for children and young people in out-of-home-care. The Northern Territory does not have a charter of rights in place, however it does have out-of-home-care standards.
The charter addresses the following areas:
Learning & achieving
Each state has further information about the charter of rights, and explains ways to encourage and promote a child’s rights whilst they are in your care.
Remember, that as a carer you must uphold the rights of the child in your care!
What is applicable to your state
In order to understand better your obligations and responsibilities as a carer, and the rights of the child in your care, please click on the links below depending in which State or Territory you are from and what is applicable to your state.