Human rights are all encompassing. However, they are especially important for children and young people who due to their vulnerability are entitled to special additional protections enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Australia ratified in 1990.
One of the principle human rights protections afforded to children and young people asserts that their best interests must be accounted for and upheld in all decisions and actions that concern them. HHRCS is committed to ensuring that all children and young people within our community are afforded these protections and that they experience a safe, happy and healthy childhood.
HHRCS supports children and young people through our Flexible Respite Program, which provides services to those aged between 9 and 18. Flexible Respite enables carers to take time out from the responsibility of caregiving by providing assistance and supervision to the care recipient. This ensures a well-deserved break for carers and allows care recipients to engage with the community, meet new people and partake in the activities that they enjoy!
Our organisation has also updated its Child Protection Policies and Procedures as well as the Client Handbook in regards to children and young people. If you would like to access these documents, please follow the link: