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MORE ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND HOW REE CAN HELP.

Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you don’t have rights. That begins with the right to ask and the right to be listened to and taken seriously. Knowing your rights can help you make better decisions and choices. Sometimes, it can even change your life!

When it comes to knowing about your rights and the law it’s important that you can trust what you’re told. That’s why we worked with young people and experts on the law to create REE for young people aged 13 to 17.

Sometimes, maybe all you want from REE is a quick answer to a quick question. Other times, things might be a bit more complicated. If it is, we’ll offer you the chance to talk to an expert on the phone or let you know where you can go for more help.

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  • At what age am I allowed to get a tattoo?
  • At what age am I allowed to leave school?
  • At what age am I allowed to work?
  • At what age can I register with my own doctor?
  • At what age can I claim benefits?
  • What can I do if I’ve nowhere to sleep tonight?
  • Can the law help me get access to mental health services?

Please ensure you understand what confidentiality means when using REE by clicking HERE. The anonymous information we collect from REE gives us a better understanding of the legal problems of young people like you in NI. This helps CLC work towards improving the lives of all young people living in NI. We also recommend you view the REE DISCLAIMER NOTICE and read the PRIVACY POLICY before using REE.

WHATEVER YOUR QUESTION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS, ASK REE.

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REE values your right to privacy and to be supported in accessing online information that is useful to you as well as your right to be safe and protected from harm at all times. When you message REE anonymously your conversation is always private and confidential. But be aware that you use REE on the understanding that in circumstances where you might tell REE that you or another young person are being harmed or are at risk of being harmed or self-harming and you give REE identity and contact details, CLC will be legally bound to pass this information on to social services and/or the police so you can get the help and protection from harm that you need as quickly as possible. REE will also advise you to speak to someone who can help you in this situation and will give you useful numbers to call if you need help right away.

Click here for more information on CLC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

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REE can only provide you with information and not legal advice. For legal advice about a specific legal problem, or a case you are involved in, Please contact one of our legal advisors on 08088085678. We will always try to ensure that REE is kept up to date with changes in the law and that it is always correct but you should check back with REE on a regular basis in case there are changes to the law that might affect you. REE only covers the law in Northern Ireland.

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Please ensure you understand what confidentiality means when using REE by clicking HERE.

The anonymous information we collect from REE gives us a better understanding of the legal problems of young people like you in NI. This helps CLC work towards improving the lives of all young people living in NI.

We also recommend you view the TERMS OF REFERENCE and read the PRIVACY POLICY before using REE.

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UNCRC Reporting Process

UNCRC Reporting Process

The UK Government through ratifying the UNCRC is obliged to report on its compliance with its obligations under the Convention, 2 years after ratification and every 5 years thereafter, to the Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Committee’s role in the reporting process is to monitor State’s implementation of their international human rights obligations under the UNCRC.

As part of these examinations, there is an obligation on the Government to submit a written report and then to present for Oral examination to the Committee. Following the examination, the Committee will make a series of recommendations or Concluding Observations which detail areas of non-compliance by the UK Government with its obligations under the UNCRC and highlight actions which the Government needs to take to better and more fully comply with its international obligations to children under the UNCRC.

There is an obligation on the Government to give effect to the Committee’s Concluding Observations after being examined by the Committee. The Concluding Observations from the last examination of the UK Government by the Committee in 2008 can be accessed here.The UNCRC expressly makes provision for the role of NGO’s in the Reporting Process. The Children’s Law Centre in partnership with Save the Children NI has lead on drafting and submitting the NGO Shadow Report, with input from partner organisations, individuals and children and young people, over the last 2 examinations of the UK Government’s compliance with its obligations under the UNCRC by the Committee.

These examinations took place in 2002 and 2008. The NGO Shadow Report for the 2008 examination can be accessed here. The next examination of the UK Government’s compliance with its obligations under the UNCRC is due to take place in 2016 and the Children’s Law Centre in partnership with Save the Children NI is preparing to compile the NGO Shadow Report for this examination as well as facilitate partner organisations, individuals and children and young people to input into this process.

If you wish to input into this process please contact the Children’s Law Centre by telephone to register your interest or complete and e-mail the expression of interest form which can be accessed here.

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Contact Info

Children's Law Centre
‘Rights House’
127-131 Ormeau Road,
Belfast,
BT7 1SH

Tel: 028 90245704
Fax: 028 90245679


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