Health & Wellbeing

  • The UNCRC gives every child the right to the best possible health and to doctors, hospitals and other facilities to help you if you are unwell
  • You have the right to be involved in decisions about your medical care, and to confidentiality
  • Your wellbeing is more than your physical health and your rights have a role to play here too

No one wants to be ill or need treatment in hospital. If it does happen, you need to understand what your rights are and how you can expect to be treated. You may not want your parents to be with you when you see a doctor, or you may disagree with your parents – or with your doctor – about the treatment you should have. If you aren’t well enough to go to school you may have to have special arrangements to make sure you can carry on with your school work.

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Find your brave – Children’s Mental Health Week

Find your brave – Children’s Mental Health Week

It can be hard to find your brave when it feels like the world is against you – but you have a right to good mental health, and the law in Wales supports this. The classroom erupts into laughter, even the teacher can’t fully supress a grin. Your own smile evaporates....

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Air Pollution & the Right to Life

Air Pollution & the Right to Life

We’re delighted to publish this ‘guest blog’ by Lucie Boase, a paralegal working with Jocelyn Cockburn, a partner at Hodge Jones & Allen, who is instructed by Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, the mother of Ella Kissi-Debrah. Although these sad events happened in London, air...

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We are very grateful to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for generously giving their time and expertise to check the content of this section of the website. October 2018.