What are my rights as a parent?

What are my rights as a parent?

You have the right to:-

  • Be listened to and supported throughout the investigation.

  • Be involved in what is happening and told about the decisions that are being made.

  • Be told in writing about the outcome of the investigation when it is over.

  • Be able to complain if you feel that you were not treated fairly and have your complaint dealt with.


  • You are the most important person in your child's life.

  • Your views and feelings will be heard and respected.

  • There is a commitment from all Child Welfare Agencies to help and support you at this difficult time.
  • If you are able to work with people who are committed to help you, it is likely that your child will remain safe.