Children's Rights

Children's Rights

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This document sets out children's rights in an easy-to-read format.

Help When a Child Has been Arrested

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Who Classifies as a Child? What are the Rights of Children Who are Arrested? What Can a Parent/Guardian Do to Help a Child Who Has been Arrested? What Can I Do if My Child is being Treated Inappropriately? Where Can I Find out More about the Child Justice Bill?

Law Talk for Children: Play your Part

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This information booklet explains to children what their rights are and looks at how different laws affect them. It also provides practical suggestions on how children can access the justice and legal system and where they can go for help.

Rehabilitation for Youth in Conflict with the Law (Diversion)

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The provincial Department of Social Development, along with non-profit organisations, runs a number of diversion programmes for children who have run foul of the law. "Diversion" refers to diverting an accused child away from formal court procedures and towards a more constructive, positive solution based on the principles of restorative justice. Diversion may be offered either with or without conditions.