Your Rights and the Law

We are currently working with young people to personalise these pages. Further information will be available soon.

Everyone’s Rights

Every person has certain rights to:

  • keep safe and feel safe
  • speak up and for people to listen to you
  • be treated well and with respect
  • make your own choices
  • keep your things safe
  • be who you are
  • use the law

It is wrong for:

  • anyone to hurt you or make you feel unsafe
  • anyone to treat you badly for who you are
  • anyone to take or harm your things

If anyone does any of these to you, it may be against the law.

It may be a crime. If it is not a crime it is still wrong. It is called an incident. No one has the right to hurt you.

You have the right to:

  • tell someone if anything makes you feel bad
  • report it if something is wrong
  • tell the police if anyone does something against the law

If someone is hurting you, please contact us:

(office hours): 01724 296500

(out of hours): 01724 296555

You may be worried about lots of things as you’re growing up such as Bullying and Keeping Safe.

If you’re not sure about contacting us, you could call Childline instead on 0800 1111

Counsellors are available to talk to you about a wide range of issues. Calls to the Childline number are free.

You can also visit the Childline website for lots of useful information.

You might find these easy read guides useful.

Last modified: June 18, 2019