Your legal rights if you’re underage
Website and app ‘It’s Your Right’ are explaining exactly what your rights are as an underage person.
Written by Oisín McKenna
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Do you ever feel confused about what your legal rights and entitlements are? If you’re under 18, you do have a specific set of legal rights, and it can come in pretty handy to know them.
‘It’s your right’ is a website and app that easily explains the key rights you’re entitled to if you’re under 18, as laid out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Children. It’s developed by The Ombudsman for Children’s Office.
Did you know you have a legal right to a family who cares for you? Or that you have an actual right to give your option, and for adults to listen and take it seriously? These may seem like little things that many people take for granted, but they’re there to make sure all young people have a decent quality of life, and are protected.