Your Rights in Care

What are my Rights if I am taken into Care?


You have a number of rights if taken into care. The Child and Family Agency (Tusla) has a duty to make sure that all decisions about your care are made in your best interests. You have the right to have your views heard when decisions are being made about you being in care.

For more, see Your Care Questions

Know your Rights!


All children and adults have rights. These are known as Human Rights. As children you have your own set of rights called The United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (the CRC). Children and young people have a special set of rights because being young sometimes makes you more vulnerable and in special need of care and protection.

Visit the Children's Ombudsman website to learn more about your rights!

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) outlines the rights that children across the world have and sets out what governments must do to ensure that children everywhere have a good life.

Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
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