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.

My Rights
I want to see a doctor by myself
Making decisions about medical care
Staying in hospital
I want to keep my medical details private
Injections and the "school nurse"
Staying Healthy
Contraception and Pregnancy