Stand up for yourself

Stand Up for Yourself

As a young person in care you have a right to have your say about decisions made about your life. A really important chance to do this is at your case plan meetings. Sometimes it can be difficult to have your say in relation to your case plan, however we think it is really important for young people in the child protection system (including those in out-of-home care, such as a foster home, the home of a kinship carer, a residential care facility, a youth detention or adult correctional centre, disability service or mental health facility) to be able to have a say on the things that are important to them. For example where they want to live, where they want to go to school, what sports that they would like to participate in. Even though you may not always be able to get what you want, it is important that you are asked about what you would like to happen.

In order to help young people have their say, CREATE Foundation has worked together with the Queensland government to make a short film that gives you the ability to participate in the development of your case plans and “Have Your Say”.