All students have certain rights that you should know and understand. These rights are the same for everyone and need to be respected at all times.
- The right to physical security and well-being.
- The right to emotional support, including the right to express feelings and receive an empathic hearing.
- The right to an education.
- The right to the best possible care. Persons served with special care needs have the right to access the best services for meeting those needs. Where persons served are unable to represent their needs, they have the right to have them represented by adults responsible for their care.
- The right to respect and dignity, and to be free from humiliation.
- The right to maintain their language, culture and heritage.
- The right to be personally creative.
- The right to the development of personal potential (i.e., the right to security, safety and freedom in physical, environmental, intellectual, cultural and spiritual development).
- The right of access to responsible adults, including the right of access to family members and other significant adults, provided interaction is not destructive to the child.
- Telephone communication may be monitored or prohibited according to staff members' assessment of the beneficial nature of the communication. Correspondence and access (i.e., by telephone or personal contact) may be prohibited by Court Order.
- The right of access to responsible guidance. This includes the right to call, visit, or communicate with community professionals, youth leaders and others who have influenced the persons served in a positive fashion.
- The right of access to knowledge of self and the world in general, including access to information about the terms and conditions of the treatment program.
- The right of access to effective appeal procedures.
- The right of free access to the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate.
- The rights outlined in the legislation governing the services provided by Hull Agency.
- The right of Aboriginal persons to access an Aboriginal Human Resource Person and a qualified Aboriginal Worker.
- The right to know the results of assessments completed and to have an understanding of these results and what they mean for their learning and treatment
Please ask your staff to help you understand your rights if you’re not sure what some things mean.