What is the Charter of Rights?
The Charter is a list of things informing how children and young people should be treated when they come into care of the Department of Child Protection in WA. All of these rights are important’ however some might be more important to you than others.
The Advocate for Children in Care
The Advocate for Children in Care (Advocate) can help you have your say and get heard. They can help you with problems or complaints you can’t sort out with your case worker, and they can make sure you have a say in decisions that affect your life. They will:
- listen to children and young people, help them say what they want to say and help get adults to listen
- give information and advice about what children and young people are entitled to, and how they should be treated
- support children and young people if they want to have a decision reviewed or complain about things they believe are wrong
- speak to people in authority about what young people say about what works or doesn’t work in their lives.