children's charter

Every Out of School Care Service should have its own Children's Charter, which children have been involved in producing. The basis template for this Charter, taken from the Scottish Government's (2004) 'Protecting Children and Young People - The Charter's available in pdf format, Arabic version, Bengali, Cantonese, Punjabi and Urdu.

The clear message from children and young people is:

As children and young people, we have a right to be protected and be safe from harm from others. When we have difficulties or problems we expect you to:

  • Get to know us
  • Speak with us
  • Listen to us
  • Take us seriously
  • Involve us
  • Respect our privacy
  • Be responsible to us
  • Think about our lives as a whole
  • Think carefully about how you use information about us
  • Put us in touch with the right people
  • Use your power to help
  • Make things happen when they should
  • Help us be safe

This is a message to all of us - politicians, communities, parents, families, neighbours; as well as police, health, social work, and education authorities; and people who work directly with children and young people - about what is important to them and how we go about helping to protect them.

last updated: 07/07/2023