I am fully involved and influence the decisions and plans about my care and support in a way that works for me. These decisions involve the people who are important to me.
My needs are met by appropriate supports in the community which are right for me and the people who are important to me. These supports help keep me and others safe and prevent my liberty from being restricted.
I am offered specialist support which helps me, and people looking after me, make sense of the difficulties I have experienced. I get the mental and physical health care I need, as and when I need it.
The professionals supporting me understand the impact of any trauma and difficulties I have experienced and they respond to my needs and behaviours sensitively.
I am involved and influence any discussions about potentially restricting my liberty and any decision to recommend secure care in a way that works for me.
I am fully prepared for, and understand, the possible outcomes of any meeting, Children’s Hearing or court proceedings.
I benefit because the people making decisions about me at any meeting, Children’s Hearing or court proceedings fully consider the law and all community based options.
I know and feel confident that at any meeting, Children’s Hearing or court proceedings my rights, needs, views and any risks of harm for me and others are fully considered.
I have access to the legal advice, representation and high quality independent advocacy I need before, during and after any decision making process about restricting my liberty.
I understand my rights, including any right to appeal the decision to restrict my liberty.
I fully understand the reasons for any decision to restrict my liberty. These reasons and my views are reflected sensitively in my Child’s Plan and any records or reports, in a way which helps me understand.
I know what my rights are and how these will be upheld during my stay in secure care. These rights are explained to me by someone I know and trust before my stay begins.
I know the details of where I will stay and I have access to information which explains daily life there. Every effort is made to enable me to visit before going to stay.
I fully understand what to expect of my transport and admission to secure care and I am treated with dignity, compassion, sensitivity and respect. Someone I know and trust comes with me.
I am welcomed at the main entrance unless it is unsafe for me or others. This is based on my individual circumstances and needs.
When I arrive, the decoration and style of any entrance and reception area is welcoming and feels safe, comfortable and friendly.
I am supported by someone I know on the day of arrival and I feel welcomed and reassured by everyone involved.
I have everything I need when I arrive to keep me safe and healthy and so do the people looking after me.
I am only ever searched when this is justifiable and necessary to keep me and others safe. It is based on my individual circumstances at that time. The level of search is proportionate and least intrusive as possible.
If I have to be searched, I am treated with respect, dignity and compassion at all times. I understand my rights, the reasons for a search and how it will happen. My views are taken into account and I am given choice on how this might happen.
I have access to the things I need to safely help me relax and rest in my personal space/bedroom and it is comfortably furnished and decorated.
I have on-going access to the legal advice, representation and high quality independent advocacy I need from as soon as possible after I arrive at the service.
I am fully involved and have influence in all discussions, including within 72 hours of me arriving, about what I need during my stay and who will help me and how.
I know that people care about me and meeting my needs because the way they relate to me shows this.
I am actively supported to be in touch with my family, friends and other people who are important to me unless this is not in my best interests. I have a say in how and when this happens.
My family, and people I care about, are encouraged and supported to stay connected with me and are treated with dignity, compassion and respect. There is a welcoming, friendly and comfortable environment for us to meet.
If my time with my family and others I care about is supported, supervised or restricted, this happens sensitively and I fully understand the reasons for this and these are recorded.
My rights to safely access digital technology are upheld and actively supported. This encourages connection with people who are important to me.
My physical, mental, emotional and wellbeing needs are understood by the people looking after me. I am involved in all decisions and plans to make sure I have the care and support me need, when I need it.
I am well supported to manage my feelings and so I am only ever restrained when this is absolutely necessary to prevent harm. I am treated with respect, dignity and compassion and I am held in the least restrictive way for the shortest time possible. I am well supported afterwards.
I get the care, comfort and individual support I need when I am distressed and so I am only ever isolated from other people when this is absolutely necessary to keep me or others safe. This is for the shortest time possible.
I fully understand the reasons for any decision to further restrict my rights and freedoms. These are proportionate and recorded.
My learning needs are understood and I am supported to have these needs met and to make the most of my abilities and talents.
I benefit from a wide range of high quality educational, vocational and community-based experiences and qualifications.
I am supported and encouraged to attain and achieve at the highest standard and this helps to develop my interests, skills, strengths and hopes for the future.
I am supported to contribute to and comment on all reports that are written about me in a way that works for me. The person writing the report consults with me and I have my say about all the recommendations and decisions that affect me.
I am confident that any decisions, reports and plans made and shared about me focus on my hopes, strengths, achievements and goals, as well as on my needs and risks.
I am fully involved and influence all decisions and plans about my future, in a way that works for me, from an early stage.
I understand my rights when planning for my future and I have access to the legal advice, representation and high quality independent advocacy I need.
My plans for moving on meet all my needs. They involve everyone who has responsibility to care for and support me.
I am fully prepared for making the transition from the service and this is taken at a pace which means I am completely ready.
I am confident that people I know well and have trust in will continue to be involved in supporting me after I leave the service.
I have as much choice as possible about the place I am moving to and am able to visit. I get to know the people there as they have been involved in planning with me for the move.
I have all the care and support I need to build the future I want, from everyone who has a role or responsibility, for as long as I need it.