CAREGIVING YOUTH BILL OF RIGHTS
Caregiving youth have the right to…
- be children as well as caregivers.
- schools and colleges that give us the help we need to get an education.
- fun, friends, and time off from caring.
- family life with well-supported parents, guardians or other family members.
- practical help and support so that we don’t have to do all of the caring in our homes.
- a safe environment and protection from harm, including any harm that caring activities could cause us.
- services that value our different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and races.
- be listened to and supported by the people who support our parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members for whom we care.
- an assessment of what we need as individuals, without any assumptions or judgements being made about us.
- be listened to and involved when people make decisions which affect our lives.
- information about the health problems that we see our family members experiencing.
- advocacy and complaints procedures which we can understand and which work.
- stop taking on caring roles when we wish to.
- move on when it is time to become independent adults.
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