Know your rights - Office of the Public Guardian

Know your rights

My rights

All children and young people have a right to be looked after in a safe and caring way.

My Standards of Care

The Department of Child Safety needs to make sure that your care team meets certain standards.

Stand up for yourself

As a young person in care you have a right to have your say about decisions made about your life.

I'm unhappy about a decision

Children and young people are able to appeal some of the decisions made by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.

OPG Child Advocates

OPG child advocates are lawyers who protect the rights of children and young people in the child protection system and ensure their voice is heard, particularly when decisions are made that affect them and their care arrangements.